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.
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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IronMQ is now in General Availability on Heroku so everyone can add it to their Heroku apps. It’s really easy to get started, here’s how:
heroku addons:add iron_mq
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Both Travis and I (co-founders) will be at Heroku Waza tomorrow in San Francisco. It’s Heroku’s first developer event and it’s taking place at Yoshi’s SF, a Japanese Restaurant and Jazz Club. Knowing Heroku, it’ll be a great event.
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SimpleWorker is now available as General Availability in the Heroku Add-ons Catalog!
In other words, we’re out of private beta and anyone can sign up for use with Heroku. W00t!
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First off, I would like to say that we use and love Heroku
, the system they’ve built is game changing and 100% awesome, but their worker system is limited and does not meet our needs. Here’s the top 4 reasons why IronWorker is better than Heroku’s worker system and Delayed Job (Heroku’s system is based on Delayed Job).
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Now you can start using SimpleWorker in your Heroku apps with minimal effort. It’s currently in private beta as an add-on, but let us know if you want to try it and we’ll try to get you on the list.