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Resque Demo

This is a dirt simple Resque setup for you to play with.

Starting the Demo App

Here's how to run the Sinatra app:

$ git clone git://
$ cd resque/examples/demo
$ rackup
$ open http://localhost:9292/

Click 'Create New Job' a few times. You should see the number of pending jobs rising.

Starting the Demo Worker

Now in another shell terminal start the worker:

$ cd resque/examples/demo
$ VERBOSE=true QUEUE=default rake resque:work

You should see the following output:

*** Starting worker hostname:90185:default
*** got: (Job{default} | Demo::Job | [{}])
Processed a job!
*** done: (Job{default} | Demo::Job | [{}])

You can also use VVERBOSE (very verbose) if you want to see more:

$ VERBOSE=true QUEUE=default rake resque:work
*** Starting worker hostname:90399:default
** [05:55:09 2009-09-16] 90399: Registered signals
** [05:55:09 2009-09-16] 90399: Checking default
** [05:55:09 2009-09-16] 90399: Found job on default
** [05:55:09 2009-09-16] 90399: got: (Job{default} | Demo::Job | [{}])
** [05:55:09 2009-09-16] 90399: resque: Forked 90401 at 1253141709
** [05:55:09 2009-09-16] 90401: resque: Processing default since 1253141709
Processed a job!
** [05:55:10 2009-09-16] 90401: done: (Job{default} | Demo::Job | [{}])

Notice that our workers require 'job' in our Rakefile. This ensures they have our app loaded and can access the job classes.

Starting the Resque frontend

Great, now let's check out the Resque frontend. Either click on 'View Resque' in your web browser or run:

$ open http://localhost:9292/resque/

You should see the Resque web frontend. 404 page? Don't forget the trailing slash!

The shows you how to mount multiple Rack apps. Resque should work fine on a subpath - feel free to load it up in your Passenger app and protect it with some basic auth.

That's it!

Click around, add some more queues, add more jobs, do whatever, have fun.

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