Rescuing Resque

A session at Rails Israel

Monday 12th November, 2012

12:00pm to 12:25pm (JMT)

Resque has been plagued by issues over the past half a year due to inactivity on the project. For instance, resque doesn't handle the cleaning up workers on distributed systems like Heroku. This issue (#319) has been open for over a year. redis.rb 3.0.0 came out on May 23rd which brings improved performance and backward incompatible changes. Also due to this inactivity, other queueing libraries like Sidekiq have come up to fill the void with new features.

We'll use my story of taking over Resque as a case example for maintaining an Open Source project. I made a lot of mistakes along the way that you can hopefully avoid. Some examples include balancing pushing forward with new features and maintaining the latest stable release or getting comfortable with the prior design decisions. We'll close the talk with a roadmap to Resque and how it fits with Rails 4 and ActiveQueue.

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Terence Lee

Ruby Engineer, Heroku

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Rails Israel

Israel Israel, Tel Aviv

12th November 2012

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Time 12:00pm12:25pm JMT

Date Mon 12th November 2012

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