worker dynos vs worker add-ons

Heroku is a cloud platform offered as a service. It lets you deploy and manage applications without worrying about the infrastructure. Heroku is a polyglot platform that supports most of the standard frameworks and languages like Python, Java, Node.js, Ruby, etc. Heroku uses the Git version control system as the primary way of deploying applications. …

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Sending emails from Heroku Apps

Almost any modern application has the function of sending emails. You can send personalized email notifications to your customers, as well as send out marketing or newsletter emails. In this case, you need a tool that makes it easy and simple. The IronMQ Heroku add-on allows you to add emails to the message queue and…

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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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Asynchronous Task Processing With Heroku

Before exploring Asynchronous Task Processing With Heroku, we must understand what Asynchronous task processing is.  Asynchronous means you can execute numerous things at once and do not have to wait for one thing to end to unblock the other. You work in sync and work on several things simultaneously.   That’s the goal of the asynchronous…

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Know All About Autoscaling On Heroku

Autoscaling is a method used to manage the traffic on the network. When the outbound traffic on average is higher or lower, in each instance, the default triggers dynamically tend to autoscale and adjust the computational resources to meet the demand – typically, the number of servers that manage the load of the application.  So,…

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Task scheduling on Heroku

Table of Contents Task Scheduling Overview Simple Job Scheduling Custom Clock Processes Clock Processes on Heroku Add-ons Language Support Advantages of Using IronMQ Task Scheduling Overview Scheduling and automating background tasks are critical components for creating and maintaining a dependable and efficient product. Yet still, it may be challenging to get started and choose when…

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Background jobs on Heroku

Background jobs significantly enhance a web application’s scalability by allowing it to unload tedious or CPU-intensive activities from the front-end. This helps guarantee that the front-end can process incoming web requests quickly, minimizing the probability of performance problems caused by backlogged requests. This article discusses background jobs as an architectural model and references implementations, addons,…

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Heroku vs Docker: Which is Best for Developers?

Heroku and Docker are both container-based development environments, ideal for developers to deploy applications without needing the resources required for virtual machines or physical servers. Containers are flexible, scalable, and because they contain a kernel of the operating system in each container, work seamlessly across a range of devices. But how do developers know which development environment is best for them?…

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Overview Architecture: IronWorker is a hosted job processing solution that lets you manage container-based workloads. Dynos are isolated Linux containers in Salesforce Heroku that facilitate code based on various commands. Purpose: Use dynos to execute code for specific commands. Use IronWorker to manage and schedule these containers. Scalability: Both IronWorker and dynos scale but in different ways.…

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