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RFC: Google Spreadsheet Distributed Agent System

by dmlond (Acolyte)
on Sep 29, 2009 at 16:41 UTC ( #798154=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
dmlond has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have developed a fairly nice pipeline at my work that uses a central Google Spreadsheet as a control panel to allow various agents running in parallel across multiple servers to discover what jobs need to be done, and run any that need to be run. It uses a basic subsumption architecture. I have the code for communicating with the google spreadsheet (using Net::Google::Spreadsheets, which is very cool! thanks Nobuo Danjou), determining if a job is valid on the spreadsheet, whether it needs to be done, whether it failed or completed successfully, and allowing the agent to update cells on the spreadsheet for the job into a single module. It also incorporates basic (very Linux specific) methods for allowing an agent to quit if specific processes or agents are already running, or if there are already too many of the given agents instantiated. I would like to ask if this would be a useful CPAN module? I have placed the code in Code Catacombs Node 798311

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Re: RFC: Google Spreadsheet Distributed Agent System
by eric256 (Parson) on Sep 29, 2009 at 16:51 UTC

    Could be, would be realy cool to see either way. You could post it here. Sounds like something that could be broken apart into modules, getting/updateing jobs in google would be one, then it could be replaced internaly. I might have a use for something very similar but would want to store jobs in oracle not google. No matter what you do I think it would be great to post the code here for everyone to look over.


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    Eric Hodges

      I posted the code in Code Catacombs.

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