Queue-agnostic background job library for Go, with a pleasant API and powerful features. (by acaloiaro)

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  • Choose Postgres Queue Technology
    17 projects | | 24 Sep 2023
    I just want to commend OP - if they’re here - for choosing an int64 for job IDs, and MD5 for hashing the payload in Neoq, the job library linked [0] from the article.

    Especially given the emphasis on YAGNI, you don’t need a UUID primary key, and all of its problems they bring for B+trees (that thing RDBMS is built on), nor do you need the collision resistance of SHA256 - the odds of you creating a dupe job hash with MD5 are vanishingly small.

    As to the actual topic, it’s fine IFF you carefully monitor for accumulating dead tuples, and adjust auto-vacuum for that table as necessary. While not something you’d run into at the start, at a modest scale you may start to see issues. May. You may also opt to switch to Redis or something else before that point anyway.


  • Ask HN: Tell us about your project that's not done yet but you want feedback on
    68 projects | | 16 Aug 2023
    Neoq ( is a background job processor for Go.

    Yes, another one. It began from my desire to have a robust Postgres-backed job processor. What I quickly realized was that the interface in front of the queue was what was really important. This allowed me to add both in-memory and Redis (provided by asynq) backends behind the same interface. Which allows dependent projects to switch between different backends in different settings/durable requirements. E.g. in-memory for testing/development, postgres when you're not running Google-scale jobs, and Redis for all the obvious use cases for a Redis-backed queue.

    This allows me to swap out job queue backends without changing a line of job processor code.

    I'm familiar with the theory that one shouldn't implement queues on Postgres, and to a large extent, I disagree with those theories. I'm confident you can point out a scenario in which one shouldn't, and I contend that those scenarios are the exception rather than the rule.

  • Examples of using task scheduler with Go?
    8 projects | /r/golang | 3 Jun 2023
    I created a background processor called Neoq ( that is likely to interest you.
  • SQL Maxis: Why We Ditched RabbitMQ and Replaced It with a Postgres Queue
    16 projects | | 11 Apr 2023
    This is exactly the thesis behind neoq:
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acaloiaro/neoq is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of neoq is Go.

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