Moving from Beanstalk to Iron.io
I love Beanstalk. Anything open source I love, really. It works great most of the time. You do have to install supervisor to keep it running (if everything fails). But then again, that doesn’t do a very good job at doing that, either. If I had the time to constantly monitor beanstalk by using something like Beanstalk Console that’s great, but I don’t have the time or the patiences to do that. Especially when the queues are getting more and more requests, more can go wrong. Most likely, I have configured something wrong somewhere down the line. I could probably add a try catch in PHP somewhere and send me an alert message when a job has failed. But I really can’t be bothered for all that effort.
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. - Bill Gates
Now, over the next few days I will be trying out Iron.io which seems pretty promising. It’ll take a me a while of reading over the documentation but I’m sure it’ll be easier than running another service on my server. The less I have to manage, the better. So, moving on, let’s give Iron.io its fair judgement!