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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 On Air with Michael Schonfeld from Dwolla

Join us for our first episode of On Air !  (Tues, Nov 27th at 5pm PT)

Michael Schonfeld, Dwolla

This first show will feature Michael Schonfeld, a Developer Evangelist from Dwolla. Michael built the MassPay solution for DwollaLabs using IronWorker. He and members of's DevExp team be live on air to answer your questions and discuss architectural concerns for the application. on Air on Air is a new show to engage our community and highlight some of the ways people are using's services. Each episode we'll do a Hangout on Air with someone using in their application. We'll discuss how they use, what their stack and architecture look like, and how to make it even better. We'll use this show to help people better understand the patterns, ideas, and architectures they can use to build scalable, distributed applications.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

StackMob + : Joins the StackMob Marketplace is in the StackMob Marketplace! The marketplace was released today and is a big step forward in world of mobile development. It promises to make it even easier for developers to build and scale mobile and tablet apps. 

The StackMob Marketplace

Here's a description of the StackMob Marketplace and what it means.

The StackMob Marketplace lets developers easily install, integrate and grow their mobile applications with functionality from trusted, third-party providers from many of the top cloud service providers. 

Monday, November 5, 2012 @ Compute Midwest will be in the Rust Belt this weekend for Compute Midwest 2012. It's a 3-day event in Kansas City, starting with a conference on Friday, Nov 9th and continuing with a hackathon on Sat through Sun.

It's hosted by the Kansas City IT Professionals (KCITP), a grassroots group of 9500+ led by Michael Gelphman. We're excited about meeting the developers in the area and connecting with some of the companies who are putting the midwest front and center on the cloud IT map. @ Compute Midwest 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sharable, Open Source Workers for Scalable Processing

You can now add workers to your account from a github URL which enables an awesome way for people to share their workers with others. In this post, I'll show you three real world examples workers that you can start using right away without writing a line of worker code.

The power of any worker system is splitting up your work into discrete tasks that can run in parallel. Splitting up your work means you start by running one job/task and scale to millions of tasks without changing the worker since it just does the same thing over and over and the work can be distributed across any number of machines. These examples are very common use cases that should give you an idea of how powerful workers can be and how awesome it is that they can be shared with other IronWorker users.

The Basic Steps

All shared workers have two steps: