SendGrid + IronMQ: The Power of Webhook-Centric Architectures

A suite of examples showcasing the power of webhooks using Iron.io and SendGrid. At Iron.io, we believe strongly that there is a new model of application architectures that is becoming not only viable, but the most powerful way to build your application. More and more applications will be built not using static servers and direct integrations, but instead…

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Web Crawling at Scale with Nokogiri and IronWorker (Part 1)

This is a two-part post focusing on using Nokogiri and IronWorker to crawl websites and process web pages. Part two can be seen here. For other resources on web crawling, see our solutions page as well as this in-depth article on using IronWorker with PhantomJS. Web crawling is at the core of many web businesses.…

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Serverless PhantomJS with IronWorker

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit with Javascript API. From it’s website, “It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG.” In other words, PhantomJS is a great solution for things like web crawling/scraping, headless website testing, etc. The perfect match for IronWorker.

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Best Practices: Scalable Image Processing

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Coincidentally, processing an image is about a thousand times more demanding than processing text. As more and more developers look to image processing solutions like ImageMagick to power social, retail, and mobile apps, they will run into many challenges as they try to get it to…

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