DelayedJob has always been a great “hit the ground running” background task runner for ruby. It is simple to setup, easy to use and can more than carry its own weight in tasks. Don’t know what a backround runner does or why you would use one? I will not delve into why you need one but you can check out a summary here: Background Jobs in Ruby on Rails.

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Brian Pearce

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