First, here’s a handy reference implementation of a thread pool in Ruby:
CDN integration is a request we’ve been hearing from our customers at Engine Yard for a long time now. So we are proud to announce the immediately availability of Fastly as an Engine Yard Add-on.
The Queue API in Rails 4 is supposed to be an abstraction layer for background processing. It ships with a basic implementation, but developers are expected to swap out the default backend with something more production ready like Resque or Sidekiq. This standardization should then allow Rails plug-ins (and Rails itself) to perform work asynchronously where it makes sense without having to worry about supporting all of the popular backends.
There are dozens of tech conferences happening this year, and I’d like to encourage you to submit talks and proposals. Some of my colleagues have told me that they are disinclined to submit proposals because they feel like they lack expertise. This all-too-common feeling prevents people from sharing interesting and fresh perspectives at events, and I’d like that to change.