Cloud Foundry Improves Support For Background Processing

by May 1, 2012

Cloud Foundry has significantly enhanced support for worker applications that perform background processing by allowing applications to run on without the application container. Cloud Foundry applications are no longer limited to Web applications that respond to HTTP requests. Instead, they can be run as executable or “standalone” applications. A standalone application is one that does not require a provided framework or container.
Many developers create distributed applications that have workers to perform specific functions and communicate via a data or messaging system, such as those developed with Spring Batch, Spring Integration, Resque, or Delayed Job.