Serverless Workers & Containers
Every Web Application Needs a Background Processing Queue
Every web application has crucial tasks that need to run in the background. They run outside of the main web response loop, but ensure any number of critical jobs gets done to keep the web-based application running smoothly. This means end users enjoy an engaging app experience, without it grinding to a halt every time…Read More
What is a Docker Image? (And how do you use one with IronWorker?)
Love them or hate them, containers have become part of the infrastructure running just about everything. From Kubernetes to Docker, almost everyone has their version of containers. The most commonly used is still Docker. IronWorker was among the very first to combine serverless management with containers. In this article we will give a high-level overview…Read More
What is Python Celery?
Celery is an implementation of the task queue concept, one that significantly enhances the end user’s experience. It also benefits developers by saving them time, so that they can focus on what really matters — their ideas and innovations. That is why it remains one of the most popular background job managers in the Python…Read More
Python Celery Software: Pros & Cons and Reviews
Introduction Python Celery is an open-source project for implementing asynchronous task queues and job queues. If you’re looking for a good Python Celery overview, check out our article “What is Python Celery?”. But now that we’ve discussed how Python Celery works, what about the pros and cons of using Python Celery, or what real users have…Read More
Celery vs. IronWorker — Which One Should You Choose?
Vs 5 important differences between Celery vs. IronWorker: Language: Celery runs on Python. IronWorker is “language agnostic.” Performance: IronWorker has far more features than Celery. (It has a better UI too!) Scalability: IronWorker is, hands down, much easier to scale. Price: Celery has an open-source license (this means it’s free!), but it comes with limitations. They…Read More
How Secure is AWS Fargate?
IronWorker is a prominent competitor to AWS Fargate, a worker system which truly rivals and runs alongside its alternatives with its parallel worker system. Here’s a bit of a comparison between the two, in particular with regards to security and functionality. Fargate was developed as a secure system resistant to user errors Fargate runs tasks within…Read More
How to Schedule SMS’s and Calls on Twilio
A very common use case for using a service like Twilio is to be able to schedule calls or SMS’s. Maybe you want to schedule a conference call, schedule a text to go out at specific time, or notify all your users about something via SMS every day. Twilio doesn’t have scheduling built in, but here’s an…Read More
Docker Containers: Advantages and Disadvantages
If you’ve already switched to Docker, you know there are plenty of benefits it can bring it life as a developer. If you’re thinking about making the switch, but are nervous about what this might mean for you, read on. We take a good look at the positives and any negatives we’ve found working with the…Read More
What is a Docker Container?
Docker containers are a tool that helps make application development and deployment simpler and more lightweight. Containers are a standardized unit of software, which allows developers to package together services, dependencies, and configurations as a single container image. Containers work in isolation from each other, allowing short term tasks to be added or removed easily…Read More
Can You Run AWS Fargate On-Premises or in the Hybrid Cloud?
Introduction AWS Fargate is a serverless compute engine for running containers in the Amazon Web Services public cloud. Given the popularity of AWS Fargate, it’s no surprise that many customers want to know if you can run AWS Fargate on-premises or in the hybrid cloud. The short answer to that question is: “No, and/or it’s complicated.”…Read More