What is Resque?
Background jobs can be any Ruby class or module that responds to perform. Your existing classes can easily be converted to background jobs or you can create new classes specifically to do work. Or, you can do both.
Resque is a tool in the Background Processing category of a tech stack.
Resque is an open source tool with 8.9K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Resque's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Resque?
45 companies reportedly use Resque in their tech stacks, including MAK IT, Walls.io, and Appwrite.
60 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Resque.
Pros of Resque
Easy to use on heroku
Resque Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Resque?
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Sidekiq uses threads to handle many jobs at the same time in the same process. It does not require Rails but will integrate tightly with Rails 3/4 to make background processing dead simple.
Delayed_job (or DJ) encapsulates the common pattern of asynchronously executing longer tasks in the background. It is a direct extraction from Shopify where the job table is responsible for a multitude of core tasks.
Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
Beanstalks's interface is generic, but was originally designed for reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running time-consuming tasks asynchronously.
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.