The new gem uses the new API and here's the benefits to you:
- Better performance: we changed the underlying HTTP library that uses native curl meaning you can queue up jobs a lot faster than before
- Better performance: the new API is a lot faster and has much better response times so the gem benefits by default
- Better security: SSL and it's enabled by default
- Better authentication: The new API uses Oauth2 authentication making it much simpler to work with
NOTE: You will need to update the authentication parameters in your configuration block to use the new gem. Please check this upgrade guide to see how to do this.
SimpleWorker gem on Rubygems: http://rubygems.org/gems/iron_worker
SimpleWorker gem on github: https://github.com/iron-io/iron_worker_ruby