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A Redis-backed Ruby library for creating background jobs, placing them on multiple queues, and processing them later
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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 8.7K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Resque's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Resque?

43 companies reportedly use Resque in their tech stacks, including, MAK IT, and NoRedInk.

44 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Resque.

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Why developers like Resque?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Resque
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Resque Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Resque?
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.
It is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. It includes Adaptive process spawning, Advanced process management with graceful stop/start, Emergency restart in case of accidental opcode cache destruction etc.
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Resque's Followers
55 developers follow Resque to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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