Github releases Resque. Wow, this is exactly what we wanted in Rails queueing. Much respect.

Resque is our Redis-backed library for creating background jobs, placing those jobs on multiple queues, and processing them later.

Background jobs can be any Ruby class or module that responds to perform. Your existing classes can easily be converted to background jobs or you can create new classes specifically to do work. Or, you can do both.

This goes into great detail into the tradeoffs and problems with existing delayed job queueing systems. Brett was mentioning -- this post reads like a laundry list of stuff we've dealt with!

Resque is a Delayed-Job-like queue that is built on Redis instead of MySQL. Brilliant.