async-await VS Polyphony

Compare async-await vs Polyphony and see what are their differences.

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async-await Polyphony
1 22
68 651
- 0.3%
0.0 8.3
over 2 years ago 28 days ago
Ruby C
- MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of async-await. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-30.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Polyphony. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-16.
  • Should You Be Scared of Unix Signals?
    8 projects | | 16 Oct 2023
    When using green threads/fibers/coroutines, an interesting technique to make signal handling safer is to run the signal handler asynchronously on a separate fiber/green thread. That way most of the problems of dealing with signals go away, and there's basically no limitation on what you can do inside the signal handler.

    I've successfully used this technique in Polyphony [1], a fiber-based Ruby gem for writing concurrent programs. When a signal occurs, Polyphony creates a special-purpose fiber that runs the signal handling code. The fiber is put at the head of the run queue, and is resumed once the currently executed fiber yields control.


  • Polyphony 1.4 Released
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 2 Jul 2023
    Read the release notes here: The Polyphony docs: The Polyphony repository:
  • Polyphony: Fine-Grained Concurrency for Ruby
    3 projects | | 12 May 2023
  • Polyphony 0.99 released. Last release before 1.0!
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 9 Mar 2023
    Polyphony is a gem for building highly-concurrent Ruby programs. It utilizes Ruby fibers to provide a high-performance safe environment for launching any number of concurrent operations. Under the hood, Polyphony employs io_uring to maximize I/O performance (libev is used on platforms other than recent Linux kernels).
  • Polyphony – Fine-grained concurrency for Ruby
    1 project | | 14 Nov 2021
  • About that monkey-patching business...
    1 project | | 4 Nov 2021
    Is monkey-patching inherently bad? Should its use make Polyphony illegitimate? These are the questions I'm exploring in my latest article.
  • Async Ruby
    7 projects | /r/ruby | 30 Oct 2021
    how is this diff from:
  • Embracing Infinite Loops with Ruby and Polyphony
    1 project | | 13 Oct 2021
    Infinite loops are great for expressing long-running concurrent operations. In this article I’ll discuss the use of infinite loops as a major construct when writing concurrent apps in Ruby using Polyphony. I’ll show how infinite loops differ from normal, finite ones; how they can be used to express long-running tasks in a concurrent environment; and how they can be stopped. Read it now!
  • What's new in Polyphony and Tipi - August 2021 edition
    2 projects | | 27 Aug 2021
    Polyphony is a library for writing highly concurrent Ruby apps. Polyphony harnesses Ruby fibers and a powerful io_uring-based I/O runtime to provide a solid foundation for building high-performance concurrent Ruby apps.
  • Sorbet Compiler: An experimental, ahead-of-time compiler for Ruby
    6 projects | | 30 Jul 2021
    > Curious if there’s anything public about improving ruby performance from the I/O angle mentioned in the post.

    I'm currently working on Polyphony [0], a Ruby gem for writing highly-concurrent Ruby apps. It uses Ruby fibers under the hood, and does I/O using io_uring (on Linux, there is also a libev-based backend).


What are some alternatives?

When comparing async-await and Polyphony you can also consider the following projects:

Sequel - Sequel: The Database Toolkit for Ruby

Async Ruby - An awesome asynchronous event-driven reactor for Ruby.

Puma - A Ruby/Rack web server built for parallelism

Concurrent Ruby - Modern concurrency tools including agents, futures, promises, thread pools, supervisors, and more. Inspired by Erlang, Clojure, Scala, Go, Java, JavaScript, and classic concurrency patterns.

falcon - A high-performance web server for Ruby, supporting HTTP/1, HTTP/2 and TLS.

EventMachine - EventMachine: fast, simple event-processing library for Ruby programs

Ruby on Rails - Ruby on Rails

Celluloid - Actor-based concurrent object framework for Ruby

render_async - render_async lets you include pages asynchronously with AJAX

Opal-Async - Non-blocking tasks and enumerators for Opal.

tipi - Tipi - the All-in-one Web Server for Ruby Apps