Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Asynchronous task queues - 99designs Tech Blog

Asynchronous task queues - 99designs Tech Blog: "The first reason is speed: When we’re talking to a third party API we have to face reality; unless that third party is physically located next to our infrastructure, there’s going to be latency involved. All it would take is the addition of a few API calls and we could easily end up doubling or tripling our response time, leading to a sluggish site and unhappy users. However if we push these API calls into our queue instead, we can return a response to our users immediately while our queues take as long as they like to talk to the API."

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