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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Optimizing Your Message Queue and SendGrid Using Iron

Some marketers believe that social media will soon dominate how companies and customers communicate with each other. While social media will definitely play a role, you cannot forget about the importance of email. Practically everyone uses email, so it makes sense for companies to adopt flexible email marketing solutions like SendGrid. Before you commit to SendGrid or any message…

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Right on Queue: Message Queues Made Simple with Iron.io

All apps have a range of tasks that they perform for their end users, whether the user is aware of this or not. These might include processing images, collecting data, or an email service response when a user inputs their details or subscribes. Message queues can even collate data and analytics for your CRM or…

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IronMQ vs MQ on Ruby on Rails

Messaging systems are critical for keeping data flowing in a business. But should it run on Ruby or on Iron? Overview IronMQ and Ruby on Rails are wildly different software systems, making them difficult to compare. IronMQ is a messaging system, while Rails requires some tinkering to do the same. Rails is open-source, IronMQ is…

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Work Queue with Go and IronMQ Setting up a work queue is ideal for a system where background jobs often take longer than an average HTTP request, whether they are at risk of timeout or simply eating away at efficiency. By maintaining a queue of work or tasks, new work can be pushed into the…

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Background job processing is a familiar concept for those working with Ruby/Rails apps, but a far less commonly utilized tool is also far more flexible when it comes to asynchronous execution, and that is a message broker. With a message broker, you can create a message within a given application and then process that message…

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Overview Pub/Sub is, at its most basic, a form of asynchronous messaging providing service to service communication. Serverless situations often call for pub/sub, as do microservice architectures, to ensure that messages get to every part of a service that needs that information. Various systems use pub/sub messaging services, so let’s take a deeper look at…

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