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Shoryuken sho-ryu-ken is a super-efficient Amazon SQS thread-based message processor.

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Key features


Ruby 2.4 or greater.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'shoryuken'

If you are using AWS SDK version 3, please also add this line:

gem 'aws-sdk-sqs'

The extra gem aws-sdk-sqs is required in order to keep Shoryuken compatible with AWS SDK version 2 and 3.

And then execute:

$ bundle


Check the Getting Started page.

More Information

For more information check the wiki page.


Mike Perham, creator of Sidekiq, and everybody who contributed to it. Shoryuken wouldn't exist as it is without those contributions.


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request


To run all unit specs against the latest dependency vesions, execute

bundle exec rake spec

To run all Rails-related specs against all supported versions of Rails, execute

bundle exec appraisal rake spec:rails

To run integration specs, start a mock SQS server on localhost:5000. One such option is cjlarose/moto-sqs-server. Then execute

bundle exec rake spec:integration

To release a new version

Compare latest tag with HEAD:

git log $(git describe --tags --abbrev=0)..HEAD --oneline

then update

Update version in lib/shoryuken/version.rb with the appropriate version number SEMVER.

then run:

bundle exec rake release