Resque (pronounced like “rescue”) is a Redis-backed ruby library for creating background jobs, placing those jobs on multiple queues, and processing them later. This was ported to php by Chris Boulton and is available on github.

We @ Big Commerce have started a meetup called Sydney Web Apps and today we had our second meetup. I gave a presentation today @ this meetup talking about php-resque and how we use it at Big Commerce. The slide deck is available on slideshare.

[Edit]: We have processed, in a little over 2 weeks, in excess of 6 Million jobs without a single failure or load issue. #win 🙂

It would be remiss of me if I did not mention we are hiring.


#geomob meetup

I am at the #GeoMob meetup today. This group, titled “London Geo/Mobile Developers Meetup Group” is holding its second meetup since it started (as far as i know). As the crowd filters in, it occurs to me that its the who’s who of the geo mobile startup industry in the UK.

So far I have seen people from CloudMade, Nestoria, FluidDB, Fireeagle, Yahoo, Google, Rummble. That’s only the people I recognise or the one’s I have spoken to, wonder who else is here.

This promises to be quite an interesting meet and hopefully inspiring.