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Tips and Tricks

trevorturk edited this page · 1 revision

via http://www.therailsway.com/2009/7/22/do-it-later-with-delayed-job

The killer feature that delayed_job has is send_later, this lets you transparently turn a method call on a class or object into a delayed_job. For example:

@photo.calculate_thumbnails # runs during your request
@photo.send_later(:calculate_thumbnails) # runs in a worker at some later stage

It also supports declaring certain methods to be handled asynchronously in an environment file:

# production.rb
config.after_initialize do
  Photo.handle_asynchronously :calculate_thumbnails
end

By making use of handle_asynchronously you can mark all the suitable callbacks to fire asynchronously without having to change any of your controllers. Just add an after_initialize block to your production environment and mark them for async handling.

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