Slides from Batch vs. Queue: an API Smackdown

Here are the slides and the two testing modules from my presentation at DrupalCon San Francisco 2010. The modules run on Drupal 7.

Slides from Batch vs Queue: an API Smackdown (5.8 MB PDF)

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Great summary.

It's worth mentioning that in D7, the Batch API internally uses the Queue API (with dedicated queue handlers, to ensure FIFO ordering) to store the list of batch operations.

There's a smell of interesting things lying in a deeper unification of the concepts of queues and batches in D8. Batch API can be seen as a mere 'queue consumer with a UI'...