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=head1 NAME

Job::Async - L<IO::Async> abstraction for dispatching tasks to workers and receiving results

=head1 DESCRIPTION

More API details are in the respective base classes:

=over 4

=item * L<Job::Async::Client> - queues jobs for workers to process

=item * L<Job::Async::Worker> - handles the job processing part

=back

Normally, clients and workers would be in separate processes, probably distributed across
multiple servers.

=head2 worker

Attaches a L<Job::Async::Worker> instance as a child of this manager object,
and returns the new worker instance.

Takes two parameters:

=over 4

=item * C<$type> - used to select the worker class, e.g. C<memory> or C<redis>

=item * C<$cfg> - the configuration parameters to pass to the new worker, as a hashref

=back

Example:

 my $worker = $jobman->worker(
  redis => { uri => 'redis://server', mode => 'reliable' }
 );
 $worker->start;
 $worker->jobs->each(sub { $_->done($_->data('x') . $_->data('y')) });
 $worker->trigger;

=head2 client

Attaches a L<Job::Async::Client> instance as a child of this manager object,
and returns the new client instance.

Takes two parameters:

=over 4

=item * C<$type> - used to select the worker class, e.g. C<memory> or C<redis>

=item * C<$cfg> - the configuration parameters to pass to the new worker, as a hashref

=back

Example:

 print "Job result was " . $jobman->client(
  redis => { uri => 'redis://server', mode => 'reliable' }
 )->submit(
  x => 123,
  y => 456
 )->get;

=head1 SEE ALSO

The main feature missing from the other alternatives is job completion notification - seems that
"fire and forget" is a popular model.

=over 4

=item * L<Gearman> - venerable contender for background job handling, usually database-backed

=item * L<TheScwhartz> - reliable job queuing, database-backed again

=item * L<Minion> - integrates with L<Mojolicious>, normally seems to be used with a PostgreSQL
backend. Has some useful routing and admin features. Does have some support for notification -
see L<Minion::Notifier> for example - but at the time of writing this came with significant
overhead.

=item * L<Mojo::Redis::Processor> - a curious hybrid of L<Mojo::Redis2> and L<RedisDB>, using
pub/sub and a race on C<SETNX> calls to handle multiple instances possibly trying to queue
the same job at once.

=item * L<Redis::JobQueue>

=item * L<Qless>

=item * L<Queue::Q>

=item * L<Vayne>

=item * L<Resque>

=item * L<Disque>

=item * L<Sque>

=back

=head1 INHERITED METHODS

=over 4

=item L<IO::Async::Notifier>

L<add_child|IO::Async::Notifier/add_child>, L<adopt_future|IO::Async::Notifier/adopt_future>, L<adopted_futures|IO::Async::Notifier/adopted_futures>, L<can_event|IO::Async::Notifier/can_event>, L<children|IO::Async::Notifier/children>, L<configure|IO::Async::Notifier/configure>, L<configure_unknown|IO::Async::Notifier/configure_unknown>, L<debug_printf|IO::Async::Notifier/debug_printf>, L<get_loop|IO::Async::Notifier/get_loop>, L<invoke_error|IO::Async::Notifier/invoke_error>, L<invoke_event|IO::Async::Notifier/invoke_event>, L<loop|IO::Async::Notifier/loop>, L<make_event_cb|IO::Async::Notifier/make_event_cb>, L<maybe_invoke_event|IO::Async::Notifier/maybe_invoke_event>, L<maybe_make_event_cb|IO::Async::Notifier/maybe_make_event_cb>, L<new|IO::Async::Notifier/new>, L<notifier_name|IO::Async::Notifier/notifier_name>, L<parent|IO::Async::Notifier/parent>, L<remove_child|IO::Async::Notifier/remove_child>, L<remove_from_parent|IO::Async::Notifier/remove_from_parent>

=back

=head1 AUTHOR

Tom Molesworth C<< <TEAM@cpan.org> >>

=head1 LICENSE

Copyright Tom Molesworth 2015-2017. Licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.