This is an introduction to scalable background processing in Ruby (and Rails) applications. It discusses best practises on task management, managing and scaling long running processes in apps and overviews different solutions from high end of Delayed Job to more detailed ones like Event Machine.
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Khash co-founded Cloud 66 at the beginning of 2012, to change the way applications can be deployed to the cloud. Before starting Cloud 66, Khash founded Sentimnt, a social search engine, and worked in various startups in London and San Francisco. Khash is a mechanical engineer by training and had worked for companies like Lehman Bros. and CMEX, before leaving the finance world to start tech companies. You can find him at @cloud66 and @khash.