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  • Intel
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  • Dell Inc.
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  • Mozilla Corporation

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  • Autodesk
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  • ThoughtWorks
  • Ticketmaster

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Keeping Your Workers In Line: Use TheSchwartz

Brad Whitaker, Senior Software Engineer, Six Apart
Lisa Phillips, Six Apart

Track: Administration
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: D133

Many tasks our applications must perform do not need to happen synchronously or in real time. ¿½ Most of us simply create another cron job or daemon to solve this problem. ¿½ Do that enough times and pretty soon you have a tangled mess of tools and processes that are impossible to keep track of and difficult to scale. ¿½ Come hear Six Apart talk abot TheSchwartz, an open source, scalable job processing system that both operations and engineers will love.