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Sidekiq
Episode #366Jul 18, 201235 comments

Sidekiq

Sidekiq allows you to move jobs into the background for asynchronous processing. It uses threads instead of forks so it is much more efficient with memory compared to Resque. (10 minutes)
Facebook Open Graph
Episode #363Jul 02, 201217 comments

Facebook Open Graph

This episode builds on last week's episodes and shows how to integrate Facebook further through the Open Graph protocol. You will also learn how to tunnel your local server and move Facebook communication into a background process. (11 minutes)
Queue Classic
Episode #344Apr 24, 201226 comments

Queue Classic

PostgreSQL can act as a worker queue which can replace the need for a separate process to manage the background jobs. Here you will learn how to do this with the queue_classic gem. (8 minutes)
Delayed Job (revised)
Episode #171Jan 07, 201226 comments

Delayed Job (revised)

Long requests should be moved into a background process, and Delayed Job is one of the easiest ways to do this because it works with an Active Record database. (8 minutes)
Cron in Ruby (revised)
Episode #164Dec 29, 201112 comments

Cron in Ruby (revised)

Cron is a common solution for recurring jobs, but it has a confusing syntax. In this episode I show you how to use Whenever to create cron jobs using Ruby. Some alternative scheduling solutions are also mentioned. (6 minutes)
Foreman
Episode #281Aug 29, 201118 comments

Foreman

Foreman can help manage multiple processes that your Rails app depends upon when running in development. It also provides an export command to move them into production. (4 minutes)
Resque
Episode #271Jun 20, 201156 comments

Resque

Resque creates background jobs using Redis. It supports multiple queue and comes with an administration interface for monitoring and managing the queues. (12 minutes)
Beanstalkd and Stalker
Episode #243Dec 06, 201024 comments

Beanstalkd and Stalker

Beanstalk is a fast and easy way to queue background tasks. Stalker provides a nice wrapper interface for creating these jobs. (9 minutes)
Delayed Job
Episode #171Jul 20, 200953 comments

Delayed Job

Is there a long running task which should be handled in the background? One of the best ways is using the delayed_job plugin like I show in this episode. (10 minutes)
Cron in Ruby
Episode #164Jun 01, 200951 comments

Cron in Ruby

Cron is great for handling recurring tasks, but it is an external dependency with a crazy syntax. In this episode I show you how to use Whenever to create cron jobs with Ruby. (8 minutes)