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Monday, January 30, 2012

IronWorker Goes Multi-Language! Now Supports Ruby, PHP and Python


Today marks a big milestone in the evolution if IronWorker: multi-language support. In addition to Ruby which we've supported from day one, we now support PHP and Python with more languages on the way. Which means if you're using any one of those languages, you now have easy access to massive computing power. (boom)

This new capability fits in very well with the polyglot application deployment services like Heroku, AppFog, EngineYard, CloudFoundry, etc. You can deploy, scale and manage your web application using one of those services and use IronWorker for your background tasks, batch processing and scheduling. It's a match made in compute heaven. (Here's a good read about Heroku's Polyglot Platform)

The PHP IronWorker library along with documentation can be found here: https://github.com/iron-io/iron_worker_php

The Python IronWorker library along with documentation can be found here: https://github.com/iron-io/iron_worker_python

And for completeness, our Ruby library: https://github.com/iron-io/iron_worker_ruby

Monday, January 16, 2012

IronMQ on Heroku Now Open to the Public

IronMQ is now in General Availability on Heroku so everyone can add it to their Heroku apps. It's really easy to get started, here's how:

    heroku addons:add iron_mq

Then in your app configuration:


    @iron_mq = IronMQ::Client.new(:token => ENV['IRON_MQ_TOKEN'],        'project_id' => ENV['IRON_MQ_PROJECT_ID'])


Then we can use it:

    @iron_mq.messages.post("Hello World!")

And somewhere else:

    @iron_mq.messages.get()
    # do something with it. When you're done, be sure to delete the message
    @iron_mq.messages.delete()

That should get you started.  A fast, reliable and scalable queue, ready to for you to use in under five minutes!

You can find an example of a Sinatra app that you can clone and push to Heroku here: https://github.com/iron-io/heroku_sinatra_example

Read more about the Add on here: http://addons.heroku.com/iron_mq

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Iron.io at Heroku Waza

Hey All,

Both Travis and I (co-founders) will be at Heroku Waza tomorrow in San Francisco. It's Heroku's first developer event and it's taking place at Yoshi's SF, a Japanese Restaurant and Jazz Club. Knowing Heroku, it'll be a great event.

Our partnership with them is growing increasingly strong as we launch IronMQ into general availability and continue to improve the integration experience for our shared users.

With that said, please stop and say hello to either of us, we'd love to chat with our customers and supporters. We will both be wearing black Iron.io t-shirts like the one pictured to the right.

See our actual pictures here so you can recognize us and/or email me: chad [at] iron.io.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Chad