pg-jobs

A simple yet powerful postgres backed job queue for node.js.

node-pg-jobs

A simple yet flexible postgres backed job queue for node.js.

var job = require('pg-jobs')({
  db: 'postgres://localhost/mydb'
});

Creating a job is simple a matter of calling jobs.create() with a freeform object representing the job to be created, and specifying when we should consider the job for service.

/**
 * @param {Object} job The data you want to save for the job.  This is freeform
 *                     and up to you.
 * @param {int} processIn The job will not get service until this many ms have
                          elapsed. Set to null if you do not want to service it again.
 * @param {function} done Callback.
 */
jobs.create(jobData, processIn, done);

E.g:

jobs.create({
  externalJobId: 'number1',
  state: 'ready',
  specialInstructions: 'quickly now'
}, 2000, done);

The worker function passed to jobs.process() is the brains here. It defines what will happen when a job receives service. It is passed the job and a done callback that it should call to notify what should happen to the job after processing. The id is the id that was automatically created when the job was created.

var worker = function(idjobdone) {
 // Do stuff with job 
 job.state = 'a_new_state';
 job.eatBananas = true;
 
 // Call done callback and update the job.  It will run again in > 200ms. 
 done(null, job, 200);
}
 
/**
 * Iterate through all scheduled jobs and service those that have served out
   their delay.
 * @param {function(job, done)} worker The callback to be called on each job.
 *                                       Must call done() as per example above.
 * @param {function(err)} done Called when stopProcessing() is called or on fatal error.
 */
jobs.process(worker, done);
 
/**
 * Call this to stop processing.
 */
jobs.stopProcessing();

Note that jobs.process() is synchronous (processes one job after the other) but you can safely run two calls to it either in the same or different processes.

If you want a job to service a job right away (due to say, some external event occurring), use processNow(). If the job is currently being serviced in a jobs.process() or another jobs.processNow() the worker will only be called when the lock has been ceded.

If the job cannot be found, callback() will be called with an error. worker() will not be called.

If the done() function passed to worker() is called with an error then no changes are made to the job, and callback will be passed that error.

var worker = function(idjobDatadone) {
 // Do stuff with job 
 doSomeAction(jobData);
 jobData.state = 'a_new_state';
 jobData.eatBananas = true;
 
 // Call done callback and update the job.  It will run again in > 200ms. 
 done(null, jobData, 200);
}
 
/** The job with the given id will be run now.
 * @param {int} id The ID of the job to run now.
 * @param {function} worker - The callback to be passed the job, of the same
                                form as for jobs.process().
 * @param {function} callback - callback called when everything is completed.
 */
jobs.processNow(id, worker, callback);
npm install -g db-migrate
npm install -g pg
db-migrate up -m migrations/ --config database.json

will create "node_pg_jobs_dev".

This is a bit yuk, but it should work:

heroku run bash
npm install -g db-migrate
npm install db-migrate
db-migrate up -m node_modules/node-pg-jobs/migrations/ --config $DATABASE_URL
exit

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