What is Faktory?

Basic review of Go background job server, developed by Contributed Systems
26 October 2017   2793

What is Faktory?

At a high level, Faktory is a work server. It is the repository for background jobs within your application. Jobs have a type and a set of arguments and are placed into queues for workers to fetch and execute.

You can use this server to distribute jobs to one or hundreds of machines. Jobs can be executed with any language by clients using the Faktory API to fetch a job from a queue.

Faktory web UI
Faktory web UI

Features

According to the developers, basic features of Faktory are:

  • Jobs are represented as JSON hashes.
  • Jobs are pushed to and fetched from queues.
  • Jobs are reserved with a timeout, 30 min by default.
  • Jobs FAIL'd or not ACK'd within the reservation timeout are requeued.
  • FAIL'd jobs trigger a retry workflow with exponential backoff.
  • Contains a comprehensive Web UI for management and monitoring.

Links

If you are interested, these links will be useful:

  • Wiki
  • GitHub
  • Support
  • Developers' website

GoDays 2020 in Berlin: HypeCodes Review

Check the latest insides from one of the biggest Golang developers' event in Europe
30 January 2020   385

GoDays is an event, designed to connect the Golang community. Large amount of different tech speeches and workshops last for 3 days. Go pros, newbies or just those who only interests in this language were able to share the skills, thoughts, experience and just had some fun!


HypeCodes is the Official Partner of the Event

According to the hosts, this event was the second for them, They were able to extend the number of workshops and the days of the event itself. In total, over 450 people visited the event from over 20 countries. The new locatio, – the old brewery Vollgutlager combined with the underground club Schwuz – turned out as a great and interesting place for the IT conference.

GoDays Berlin 2020
GoDays Berlin 2020

The event had just finished, so there's no official videos or reports yet. But we really liked it, it was great! Giant amount of interesting and sophisticated reports by skilled developers, a lot of great workshop, many new people!

GoDays Berlin 2020
GoDays Berlin 2020

On the first workshop day, these were the topics:

  • Build a REST-based microservice application with Echo
  • Go Serverless! Stop Worrying About Infrastructure and Ship More
  • Kubernetes - without containers - but with lots of Go
  • Delivering Modern Production-Ready Serverless Apps with AWS
  • Digital Scarcity & Gaming in Golang
GoDays Berlin 2020
GoDays Berlin 2020
GoDays Berlin 2020
GoDays Berlin 2020
GoDays Berlin 2020
GoDays Berlin 2020
 

And these are some of the talks:

  • I see what you did there! (Tracing in Go)
  • Making virtual machines cloud native with KubeVirt
  • Advanced debugging in golang
  • Translating Go to Other (Human) Languages, and Back Again
  • Building a multiplayer game server in Go and Webassembly
  • Introduction to Time-Series
  • The Internet of Gophers

And more and more and more!

So, we really liked the event and we're planning to visit it next time. Hope to see you there!

Learn more at the official website!