What is Faktory?

Basic review of Go background job server, developed by Contributed Systems
26 October 2017   2311

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

Go 1.13 to be Released

There are many new features and improvements in the new version of programming language
04 September 2019   1146

New version of Google support Go(lang) programming language has been released. 

We want to thank everyone who contributed to this release by writing code, filing bugs, providing feedback, and/or testing the beta and release candidates. Your contributions and diligence helped to ensure that Go 1.13 is as stable as possible. 
 

Go Team

These are some of the features:

  • The go command now downloads and authenticates modules using the Go module mirror and Go checksum database by default
  • Improvements to number literals
  • Error wrapping
  • TLS 1.3 on by default
  • Improved modules support

Learn more at the official website.