A boat load of incredibly useful ‘plugins’ for Delayed::Job! DJ is a wonderful project and is incredibly useful, however it can be even more useful with just a few extras added in.
- A proper ‘Worker’ class: DJ::Worker that accepts attributes.
- Hoptoad support, if using Hoptoad.
- Priority settings
- Automatic re-enqueueing
- Better scheduling
- Unique jobs.
- more …
These are a few of the extras for DJ that are included here.
Gemfile add the following:
gem "delayed_job", "2.1.4" gem "dj_remixes"
Then install the gems:
$ bundle install
Create a migration to add the required dj_remixes fields to the delayed_job table:
class AddDjRemixesColumns < ActiveRecord::Migration def self.up add_column :delayed_jobs, :worker_class_name, :string add_column :delayed_jobs, :started_at, :datetime add_column :delayed_jobs, :finished_at, :datetime end def self.down remove_column :delayed_jobs, :worker_class_name remove_column :delayed_jobs, :started_at remove_column :delayed_jobs, :finished_at end end
class FooWorker < DJ::Worker def perform # do work end end FooWorker.enqueue
Tell DJ to only allow one of this worker at a given time.
# We only want to charge the card once! class PurchaseWorker < DJ::Worker is_unique def perform # charge the credit card... end end
If the worker has an
id attribute that then will be used in conjunction with the class name of the worker to form the unique key.
Tell DJ to run this worker with a higher priority than others.
class FooWorker < DJ::Worker priority :high def perform # do work end end FooWorker.enqueue
Tell DJ to re-enqueue this worker after it has successfully completely. NOTE: This will actually create a new DJ object in the database, not reuse the same one.
# Run every 30 days and charge a credit card. class SubscriptionWorker < DJ::Worker re_enqueue def run_at 30.days.from_now end def perform # charge the credit card... end end
DJ::Worker class can accept attributes, similar to the way an
ActiveRecord model can.
class FooWorker < DJ::Worker priority :high def perform # do work puts self.id # => 1 puts self.person # => 'Mark Bates' end end worker = FooWorker.new(:id => 1, :person => 'Mark Bates') worker.enqueue!
- Mark Bates
- Stuart Garner
- Brent Kirby
- Lars Pindrake