Schedule Email with SendGrid and Iron.io (repost)

Using IronWorker to Schedule Emails in Node.js, Ruby, and PHP


Schedule Email with SendGrid and Iron.io

Nick Quinlan from SendGrid just put out a really nice post on using IronWorker to schedule email using SendGrid.

And what’s even better is he shows how to do it in three languages:

  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Ruby

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Building an Analytics Engine using MongoDB, Go, and Iron.io


Building a Relevancy Engine Using MongoDB and Go

On the heels of a recent post on powering intelligent traffic systems using MongoDB and Iron.io comes a presentation on building an analytics engine using MongoDB, Go, and Iron.io.

William Kennedy gave a presentation on his recent work at GopherCon and friends of ours from Sourcegraph were kind enough to write up details on the talk. Continue reading “Building an Analytics Engine using MongoDB, Go, and Iron.io”

Go Sessions: Teaching Go to Experienced Devs (via GoSF)

As a result of the growing interest in Go, Travis Reeder and other GoSF organizers have decided to create a program within GoSF to teach Go programming concepts and fundamentals. We’re calling them Go Sessions and they consist of evening guided pair-programming sessions. Continue reading “Go Sessions: Teaching Go to Experienced Devs (via GoSF)”

IronHack Deep Dive: Iron TicTacToe

This past week we crowned a winner for our Iron Holiday Hack. It was a one week virtual hackathon where participants built apps that were useful, beautiful, informative, or just plain cool. 

David Jones built an awesome little project called Iron TicTacToe that hit the mark on the goals of the challenge. The application was very simple but focused on a complex algorithmic concept of game trees, a directed graph whose nodes are positions in a game and whose edges are moves.

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A Reminder App using Ruby, Google Docs, SendGrid, and Iron.io (SendGrid repost)

Nick Quinlan from SendGrid put out a nice post the other day on a simple app he created to email him daily goals. It’s a short post but with some solid code behind it which adds a lot of value in our minds. (It’s one thing talk about tech but it’s another to turn it into a code example.) Thank you for that, Nick.


SendGrid Code Example using Iron.io

Email Your Goals Using Ruby, Google Docs, SendGrid, and Iron.io 

The hack, which I’m calling Daily Goals, emails you every day with a selection of your goals for personal growth. It’s written in Ruby and relies on Iron.io to run it every day.

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Queuing and Processing Your Way To Scalability using Go and Iron.io (reposted)

We came across another great post by William Kennedy on running scaling out applications using Iron.io platform and Go programming language. He wrote an excellent post on using Go with IronWorker several months back.

William writes Going Go Programming and so he certainly knows what he’s talking about when it comes to Go. We’re big fans of William and his blog – maybe not so surprising since we’re both fans of the Go programming language (you can hear about our experiences with go here, here, and here).

William Kennedy
Ardan Studios

The team here at Iron.io can talk at length about IronWorker and its ability to run dynamic languages such as Ruby, Python, Java, Python, Node.js, or .NET as well as binaries and compiled languages like Go. But we do that a lot and so it’s nice to get contributions from people like William, especially when they’re so well written and detailed. Continue reading “Queuing and Processing Your Way To Scalability using Go and Iron.io (reposted)”

How a simple Node.js project turned into Iron Scheduler (guest post)

This is a guest post from David Hessing, Director of Data Analytics at Appirio, on how a simple project to teach himself Node.js turned into Iron Scheduler, a powerful scheduling tool built on top of IronWorker. 

 

The Power of Task Processing in the Cloud

[David Hessing] I remember coming across Iron.io’s services and immediately being intrigued. IronWorker in particular looked pretty awesome. While I had come across other cloud-based message queueing and caching tools, I hadn’t seen anything that was a pure cloud task processor. 
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Message Queues, Background Processing and the End of the Monolithic App (reposted from Heroku blog)

Here’s a post of ours on message queuing and background processing that we published on the Heroku blog the other day. Definitely worth checking out if you believe like us that distributed multi-tier architectures are the future of production-scale cloud applications.


Iron.io Guest Post on Heroku

Message Queues, Background Processing and the End of the Monolithic App

Platform as a Service has transformed the use of cloud infrastructure and drastically increased cloud adoption for common types of applications, but apps are becoming more complex. There are more interfaces, greater expectations on response times, increasing connections to other systems, and lots more processing around each event. The next shift in cloud development will be less about building monolithic apps and more about creating highly scalable and adaptive systems.

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