Don't force your users to wait for long-running processes to complete. Instead, throw those jobs into the background. We can do this very thing quite easily in Laravel! Even better, because the framework offers support for Iron.io push queues, we can further decrease the barrier to entry.
Published on Sep. 30th 2013 — using Laravel 4.0
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