Fine-Grained Concurrency for Ruby
Polyphony | pəˈlɪf(ə)ni |
- Music the style of simultaneously combining a number of parts, each forming an individual melody and harmonizing with each other.
- Programming a Ruby gem for concurrent programming focusing on performance and developer happiness.
What is Polyphony
Polyphony is a library for building concurrent applications in Ruby. Polyphony harnesses the power of Ruby fibers to provide a cooperative, sequential coroutine-based concurrency model. Under the hood, Polyphony uses libev as a high-performance event reactor that provides timers, I/O watchers and other asynchronous event primitives.
- Co-operative scheduling of concurrent tasks using Ruby fibers.
- High-performance event reactor for handling I/O events and timers.
- Natural, sequential programming style that makes it easy to reason about concurrent code.
- Abstractions and constructs for controlling the execution of concurrent code: supervisors, cancel scopes, throttling, resource pools etc.
- Code can use native networking classes and libraries, growing support for
third-party gems such as
- Use stdlib classes such as
- Competitive performance and scalability characteristics, in terms of both throughput and memory consumption.
The complete documentation for Polyphony could be found on the Polyphony website.
Contributing to Polyphony
Issues and pull requests will be gladly accepted. Please use the Polyphony git repository as your primary point of departure for contributing.