DelayedJob Background Jobs
Delayed::Job (or DJ) encapsulates the common pattern of asynchronously executing longer tasks in the background.
#What is DelayedJob?
DelayedJob is a background job processing library for Ruby on Rails. It allows developers to handle long-running, time-consuming tasks in the background, freeing up the main application thread to handle other requests. DelayedJob stores jobs in a database, which can be processed asynchronously by one or more worker processes.
#DelayedJob Key Features
Some of the most recognizable features of DelayedJob include:
- Simple configuration and setup process
- Integration with Rails application code and models
- Support for scheduled jobs
- Automatic retry of failed jobs
- Easy management of job queue priorities
- Scalability through the addition of more worker processes
Some common use cases for DelayedJob include:
- Sending email notifications or newsletters
- Generating reports or data exports
- Processing user uploads or file conversions
- Scheduling periodic or one-time tasks
- Performing long-running data processing or analytics
- Offloading resource-intensive tasks to the background
DelayedJob is a background job processing library that provides a simple and flexible way to handle long-running tasks in Ruby on Rails applications, with features such as automatic retry of failed jobs, scheduling, and easy integration with application code.