Asynchronous Processing in Rails with Resque/Sidekiq

  • June 28, 2012 · 7:00 PM


Kalvir Sandhu will be talking about how you can use Resque[1] to offload long running tasks into the background for your Rails application.  Resque was created by the wonderful Chris Wanstrath and is used at Github, so it's a  proven method of scaling out your processing in Ruby. Kalvir has used Resque with O2 (telefonica) in the UK on a large scale SMS backup service (Hashblue[2]) and recently with his startup Goodbits[3]. He will explain:
  • How to set up Resque with Rails
  • How to get going with definining Jobs and some things I've learned
  • Deployment of Resque to your server using Foreman
  • Testing, how to test Resque in both a unit and integration level (cucumber if we have time)
  • Overview of Sidekiq[4] which uses Celluloid which does multi-threading in Ruby, yes multi-threading with Ruby 1.9 and JRuby
If there is anything specific you would like to hear me talk about in this area, let Kalvir know and he'll work it into the talk. Kalvir now lives in Vancouver and is working actively on Goodbits.  He last worked with the awesome chaps at GoFreeRange[5] from London, UK. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]


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  • Robert M.

    I thought the meetup was very good. It was an excellent introduction to Resque and associated technologies.

    July 2, 2012

  • Philip S.

    excellent presentation, very friendly crowd (about 35 attendees) and a great hpst made for an enlightening evening.

    June 29, 2012

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