What is Starling?
Starling is a powerful but simple messaging server that enables reliable distributed queuing with an absolutely minimal overhead. It speaks the MemCache protocol for maximum cross-platform compatibility. Any language that speaks MemCache can take advantage of Starling's queue facilities.
Starling is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
Starling is an open source tool with 467 GitHub stars and 63 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Starling's open source repository on GitHub
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- Written by Blaine Cook at Twitter
- Starling is a Message Queue Server based on MemCached
- Written in Ruby
- Stores jobs in memory (message queue)
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