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Official IronWorker gem.
Ruby

README.md

Introduction

To run your code in cloud you need to do three things:

  • Create code package
  • Upload code package
  • Queue or schedule tasks for execution

You can read how to create, package and upload your worker here: http://dev.iron.io/worker/getting_started/

This gem has two parts to it, one to access the [IronWorker API[(http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api) and the other to help you with your Ruby IronWorker's.

Preparing Your Environment

You'll need to register at http://iron.io/ and get your credentials to use IronWorker. Each account can have an unlimited number of projects, so take advantage of it by creating separate projects for development, testing and production. Each project is identified by a unique project ID and requires your access token before it will perform any action, like uploading or queuing workers.

Install using the following command.

gem install iron_worker

IronWorker Helper Functions

These functions will help you read in worker payloads and things for when your worker is running. To use these functions simple require this gem in your worker and then use the helper functions IronWorker.payload, IronWorker.config and IronWorker.id. For example, this is a complete IronWorker script:

require 'iron_worker'

puts "Here is the payload: #{IronWorker.payload}"
puts "Here is the config: #{IronWorker.config}"

The IronWorker API

This client will enable you to use the IronWorker API in Ruby. Full API documentation is here: http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/

IronWorker::Client

You can use the IronWorker::Client class to upload code packages, queue tasks, create schedules, and more.

initialize(options = {})

Create a client object used for all your interactions with the IronWorker cloud.

client = IronWorker::Client.new(:token => 'IRON_IO_TOKEN', :project_id => 'IRON_IO_PROJECT_ID')

codes.list(options = {})

Return an array of information about uploaded code packages. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#list_code_packages for more information about the available options and the code package object format.

client.codes.list.each do |code|
  puts code.inspect
end

codes.get(code_id)

Return information about an uploaded code package with the specified ID. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#get_info_about_a_code_package for more information about the code package object format.

puts client.codes.get('1234567890').name

codes.create(code)

Upload an IronWorker::Code::Ruby object to the IronWorker cloud.

client.codes.create(code)

codes.delete(code_id)

Delete the code package specified by code_id from the IronWorker cloud.

client.codes.delete('1234567890')

codes.revisions(code_id, options = {})

Get an array of revision information for the code package specified by code_id. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#list_code_package_revisions for more information about the available options and the revision objects.

client.codes.revisions('1234567890').each do |revision|
  puts revision.inspect
end

codes.download(code_id, options = {})

Download the code package specified by code_id and return it as an array of bytes. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#download_a_code_package for more information about the available options.

data = client.codes.download('1234567890')

tasks.list(options = {})

Retrieve an array of information about your workers' tasks. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#list_tasks for more information about the available options and the task object format.

client.tasks.list.each do |task|
  puts task.inspect
end

tasks.get(task_id)

Return information about the task specified by task_id. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#get_info_about_a_task for more information about the task object format.

puts client.tasks.get('1234567890').code_name

tasks.create(code_name, params = {}, options = {})

Queue a new task for the code package specified by code_name, passing the params hash to it as a payload and returning a task object with only the id field filled. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#queue_a_task for more information about the available options.

task = client.tasks.create('MyWorker', {:client => 'Joe'}, {:delay => 180})
puts task.id

tasks.cancel(task_id)

Cancel the task specified by task_id.

client.tasks.cancel('1234567890')

tasks.cancel_all(code_id)

Cancel all tasks for the code package specified by code_id.

client.tasks.cancel_all('1234567890')

tasks.log(task_id)

Retrieve the full task log for the task specified by task_id. Please note that log is available only after the task has completed execution. The log will include any output to STDOUT.

puts client.tasks.log('1234567890')

tasks.set_progress(task_id, options = {})

Set the progress information for the task specified by task_id. This should be used from within workers to inform you about worker execution status, which you can retrieve with a tasks.get call. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#set_a_tasks_progress for more information about the available options.

client.tasks.set_progress('1234567890', {:msg => 'Still running...'})

tasks.wait_for(task_id, options = {})

Wait (block) while the task specified by task_id executes. Options can contain a :sleep parameter used to modify the delay between API invocations; the default is 5 seconds. If a block is provided (as in the example below), it will be called after each API call with the task object as parameter.

client.tasks.wait_for('1234567890') do |task|
  puts task.msg
end

schedules.list(options = {})

Return an array of scheduled tasks. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#list_scheduled_tasks for more information about the available options and the scheduled task object format.

client.schedules.list.each do |schedule|
  puts schedule.inspect
end

schedules.get(schedule_id)

Return information about the scheduled task specified by schedule_id. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#get_info_about_a_scheduled_task for more information about the scheduled task object format.

puts client.schedules.get('1234567890').last_run_time

schedules.create(code_name, params = {}, options = {})

Create a new scheduled task for the code package specified by code_name, passing the params hash to it as a data payload and returning a scheduled task object with only the id field filled. Visit http://dev.iron.io/worker/reference/api/#schedule_a_task for more information about the available options.

schedule = client.schedules.create('MyWorker', {:client => 'Joe'}, {:start_at => Time.now + 3600, :run_every =>60, :priority => 0, :run_times => 100, :end_at: Time.now + 2592000, Time.now + 84600})
puts schedule.id

Scheduling Options

  • run_every: The amount of time, in seconds, between runs. By default, the task will only run once. run_every will return a 400 error if it is set to less than 60.
  • end_at: The time tasks will stop being queued.
  • run_times: The number of times a task will run.
  • priority: Setting the priority of your job. Valid values are 0, 1, and 2. The default is 0. Higher values means tasks spend less time in the queue once they come off the schedule.
  • start_at: The time the scheduled task should first be run.
  • timeout: The maximum runtime of your task in seconds. No task can exceed 3600 seconds (60 minutes). The default is 3600 but can be set to a shorter duration.
  • delay: The number of seconds to delay before scheduling the tasks. Default is 0.
  • task_delay: The number of seconds to delay before actually queuing the task. Default is 0.
  • label: Optional label for adding custom labels to scheduled tasks.
  • cluster: cluster name ex: "high-mem" or "dedicated". This is a premium feature for customers to have access to more powerful or custom built worker solutions. Dedicated worker clusters exist for users who want to reserve a set number of workers just for their queued tasks. If not set default is set to "default" which is the public IronWorker cluster.

schedules.update(schedule_id, options = {})

Update a scheduled task specified by id

client.schedules.update('545b3cb829acd33ea10016e4', {label: 'new_label'})

Or you can update a scheduled task for your worker from the command line using:

iron_worker update schedule 545b3cb829acd33ea10016e4 -s '{"label": "new_label"}'

schedules.cancel(schedule_id)

Cancel the scheduled task specified by schedule_id.

client.schedules.cancel('1234567890')

patch your worker using cli

If you have an uploaded worker named super_code with files qux.rb, bar.rb, etc. and want to replace the content of bar.rb with a local file foo.rb, qux.rb with baz.rb just run a command:

iron_worker patch super_code -p 'foo.rb=bar.rb,baz.rb=lib/qux.rb.rb,foo.rb,foo2.rb'

No need to pass the same two file names foo.rb=foo.rb, only one foo.rb would be enough. Normally the patched version is put in place of the originals.

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