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Backgrounded

The cleanest way to integrate background processing into your application.

Backgrounded provides a thin wrapper around any background processing framework that implements the Backgrounded handler API which makes it trivial to swap out processing frameworks with no impact to your code.

Features

  • clean and concise API which removes any dependency on external “worker” jobs and allows you to execute any model method in the background

  • integrates with any background processing framework (DelayedJob, Resque, JobFu, Workling, etc)

  • background methods can be actually unit tested by using an 'in process' runner

Usage

#declaration
class User
  backgrounded :do_stuff
  def do_stuff
    # do all your work here
  end
end

#usage
user = User.new
user.do_stuff_backgrounded

Installation

Command line installation

sudo gem install backgrounded

Rails environment.rb configuration

config.gem 'backgrounded'

Bundler Gemfile configuration

gem 'backgrounded'

Configuration

Backgrounded includes several configurable implementations out of the box for most popular background frameworks. If your framework isn't included, it's trivial to write your own implementation. Submit a patch and we may consider it for official distribution!

DelayedJob

see github.com/tobi/delayed_job/tree/master

# config/initializers/backgrounded.rb
require 'backgrounded/handler/delayed_job_handler'
Backgrounded.handler = Backgrounded::Handler::DelayedJobHandler.new

Resque

see github.com/defunkt/resque/

# config/initializers/backgrounded.rb
require 'backgrounded/handler/resque_handler'
Backgrounded.handler = Backgrounded::Handler::ResqueHandler.new

JobFu

see github.com/jnstq/job_fu/tree

# config/initializers/backgrounded.rb
Backgrounded.handler = JobFu::Backgrounded::Handler.new

Custom Handlers

# config/initializers/backgrounded.rb
class MyHandler
  def request(object, method, *args)
    #process the call however you want!
  end
end
Backgrounded.handler = MyHandler.new

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Ryan Sonnek. See LICENSE for details.