Notifications in web apps: Mailgun and Twilio on Heroku

In web applications, sending and receiving notifications is an important feature among many functionalities. With notification features, you can quickly reach out to many people and let them be informed of major events and updates regarding your applications and products. This eventually leads to improved customer experiences and faster response time by your team members.…

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Message Queuing on Heroku

If you are looking for a way to efficiently exchange information between different services, then message queues are exactly what you need. By using message queues, you can be sure that your data will be delivered to the recipient quickly and reliably. IronMQ is the Heroku Add-on that implements message queues simple, fast and reliable.…

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Best alternative Hosted Message Queue service

What is a Message Queue? A message queue is a part of messaging processing systems that allows data interchange between independent applications and services. Message queues preserve “messages” (packets of data created by applications for consumption by other applications) in the order they are transmitted until the consuming application can process them. It allows messages…

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Message Queue vs Streaming

Message queues¬†and streams have some subtle differences that can easily leave a developer scratching their head. While the differences may seem small at first, they’re enough to give streams and queues very different use cases, when implemented in the most optimal manner. IronMQ is a flexible, fast message queue solution. Start your 14-day free trial…

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Are Message Queues in Linux Obsolete?

If you look for information on message queues in Linux, you’re likely to come across a mixed bag of information. Some imply they’re obsolete, others accuse them of being buggy, others still say they’re one of the most underutilized Unix resources. So, what do you believe? If you’re thinking about using a message queue in…

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Queueing Emails With Python, Iron, and SendGrid

Are you sending emails from within a web app? If yes, you need to do so asynchronously or else you’ll block requests and prevent completion. Without the right solution, you’ll end up with additional, slow requests in order to construct the content of your emails, reducing productivity and impacting your efficiency. If you are seeking…

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Message Queue vs. Publish-Subscribe

If you’re trying to tie distributed systems together, you’re likely considering implementing a message queue or perhaps a publish-subscribe pattern. Here’s the difference between these two options and information to help you choose the right solution. The flexibility and scalability of IronMQ allows you to have both in one platform. Book a free demo and…

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What is a Messaging Queue?

A message queue plays an important role in distributed systems and containerized applications. With a message queue, you can set up asynchronous messaging between services, improving the function and efficiency of your microservices and serverless environments. The high-performance message queuing service provided by Iron can’t be beat. Start your 14-day free trialand continue reading to…

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Message Queue Architecture

Before you can start to¬†understand what a message queue is or how one works, it’s important to break down the two elements that make up a message queue: The Message: The message is a piece of data that passes between a sender and a receiver. It can be a plain message, status code, or a…

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Amazon SQS Alternatives

Amazon Simple Queue Service, often called Amazon SQS, is a message queuing service that helps decouple microservices, containerized applications, and distributed systems, allowing developers to eliminate complexities and connect processes that need to collaborate and communicate with one another. Here’s a look at Amazon SQS alternatives, including the lightning fast IronMQ. Schedule a demo to…

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