Get ready to stuff your faces on Thanksgiving and then stuff your brain when you get back. Yes! We are meeting up for the November edition of Austin on Rails on November 27th. We’ve got two solid talks for you on backgrounding (beginner) and building robust applications (advanced).Beginner Talk: David Kapp, Asynchronous Processing AND YOU!
At some point you’ll encounter a situation where something will be slow. 3’rd party service that takes 10 seconds to crunch data for you? Tons of database work? Generating a PDF and then emailing it? Save your Rails app some sweat and your users some heartache by offloading that slow job into an asynchronously processed queue and watch your troubles go away (or at least greatly diminish). We’ll mainly discuss Resque but we’ll talk about other options as well and why the term ‘asynchronous’ can be misleading.Continue reading »