Hazeltask is born

I’d like to introduce an open source library I wrote by detailing its genesis: Hazeltask. I will post a more concise technically focused Hazeltask article later, but I would like to document¬†why Hazeltask was created— because I like to hear about the behind the scenes story on things like that :-)

Hazeltask is a general purpose work distribution library. It runs on top of the Hazelcast in-memory data grid. Hazeltask has actually been in use at Qualys for over a year now. It handles running several million tasks a day. There are lots of task execution libraries out there. Even Hazelcast itself implements a distributed ExecutorService. So, why another one? Good Question! Continue reading