Amazon SQS

Now that’s quite a queue! Queues are a powerful way of combining software architectures. They allow for asynchronous communication between different systems, and are especially useful when the throughput of the systems is unequal.   Amazon offers their version of queues with Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service). For example, if you have something like: System A -…

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Mark your calendars next week for an awesome 3-day conference that brings the container technology community together to learn, share and connect. DockerCon 2019 will consist of workshops, keynotes, expo hall and of course a few drink-ups. (Our team will be co-hosting one of them!) You can expect a variety of attendees from across the…

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More and more technologies get involved as systems grow, and it’s sometimes hard to keep track of what’s doing what. Caching layers, message queues, serverless functions, tracing frameworks… the list goes on.  Once you start sprinkling in public cloud services, you may find yourself developing your way into vendor lock-in.  All of the sudden, you’re…

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We’ve been working with, building, and evangelizing message queues for the last year, and it’s no secret that we think they’re awesome. We believe message queues are a vital component to any architecture or application, and here are ten reasons why:

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Best Practices and anti-patterns for workers and message queues

Thanks to Ruth Hartnup for the base image! CC BY 2.0 If you’ve been programming for a while, it’s probable that someone, somewhere, has recommended the Gang of Four book. The book dissects Object Oriented programming. It lists numerous ways of royally messing things up, but it’s claim to fame is that it also lists…

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Untappd, a mobile check-in app for beer lovers, helps beer lovers share their passion with friends and other beer lovers from around the world. With millions of users checking-in, tracking and sharing newly discovered beers and beer drinking locations, as well as earning points for coveted badges, the Untappd app’s processing power is tested daily.…

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Thanks to Johan Fantenberg for the base image CC BY 2.0 Earlier this week, Iron.io Customer Success Engineer JPK and I sat down with Michael Geneles and Stephen Kamenar from PitchBox to discuss their transition to IronMQ v3. Last Friday, they made the transition in less than 30 minutes! We were so impressed, we asked…

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Thanks to Sonny Abesamis for the base image! CC BY 2.0 Increasingly, message queues and workers are intertwined with the language of modern infrastructure. You might rely on explicit solutions like IronMQ or IronWorker. You might not. Whether you do or don’t is irrelevant: MQs and workers are in everything these days. MQs and workers…

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Iron.io continues to grow its ecosystem of value-added partners. To this point, today you can now find Iron.io solutions in the Application Services within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Azure users can now directly leverage Iron.io within their applications to respond to application events, decouple components as independent services, offload individual workloads, and schedule regular occurring…

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