HotelTonight has reinvented the task of finding and booking discounted hotel rooms at travel destinations. Designed for last-minute travel planners and optimized for the mobile era, HotelTonight connects adventure-seeking, impulse travelers with just-in-time available hotel rooms wherever they land. This model has the market-enhancing effect of reducing excess inventory of unused hotel rooms, while delivering…

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  Today marks a big milestone in the evolution if IronWorker: multi-language support. In addition to Ruby which we’ve supported from day one, we now support PHP and Python with more languages on the way. Which means if you’re using any one of those languages, you now have easy access to massive computing power. (boom) This new…

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Version 2 of the SimpleWorker API is now available featuring many new functions, a bunch of new documentation, and not to mention it is a LOT faster and more robust as it is has been rewritten from the ground up. And all this comes along with a shiny new Ruby gem. The new gem uses…

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One of the main uses of SimpleWorker is as a worker queue for running background jobs within a web application. A second use — and one that marks a big shift in the cloud — is that of a Ruby Compute Cloud.

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So I’m sure we’ve all had the need to want to run multiple threads at once to optimize a part of our applications. There are several options like spinning up new Ruby threads (example from):

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