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Resque

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 8.9K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Resque's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Resque?

Companies
45 companies reportedly use Resque in their tech stacks, including MAK IT, Walls.io, and Appwrite.

Developers
60 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Resque.

Resque Integrations

Pros of Resque
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Easy to use on heroku

Resque Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Resque?
Sidekiq
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
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
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.
Beanstalkd
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
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
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Resque's Followers
94 developers follow Resque to keep up with related blogs and decisions.