As Jobby Rails was built to be a drop-in replacement for the version of BackgrounDRb we were running. As such, we designed worker classes called Freelancers to instruct Jobby on how to run tasks required.
A freelancer looks like:
class YourNewFreelancer < Jobby::Freelancer
# Your Work Here
All Freelancers ultimately inherit from Jobby::Freelancer and must always implement a work method. If you don’t have a work method in your freelancer a Jobby::InvalidFreelancer exception will be raised.
Any exceptions raised during the execution of your work method will be handled by Jobby::Freelancer and ensure that appropriate logging takes place and that the status of the associated Jobby::Job is updated.
Freelancers provide a bunch of convenience methods to allow you to talk to the underlying Jobby::Job being executed so that you can set some values for communicating back to your application:
message= Sets a progress message for your application
total_stages= Total Steps to go through (used for progress bar)
current_stage= Current step being executed (used for progress bar)
A full detail of the methods provided by Jobby::Freelancer is available in the RDoc archive online.