need advice: http client / async / danga socket

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sun Oct 29 11:46:51 UTC 2006

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006, Martin Atkins wrote:

> oliver oli wrote:
> > Martin Atkins wrote:
> >> The current "solution" to this problem is to use Gearman, which is an
> >> out-of-process distributed job server — also a Danga thing — that can
> >> run asynchronously. This is how LJ Talk authenticates against
> >> LiveJournal.
> >
> > is there ruby support for gearman? the website says it's language
> > agnostic, but i guess someone has to write a ruby client :-).
> I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to write a Gearman job server in Ruby.
> Gearman's protocol's not that complicated. But I don't know Ruby. :)

Actually he'd want to write a Gearman::Client in Ruby, and just use the
gearmand (the job server) that's already in Perl.

And that'd be easier.

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