BullMQ is a Node.js library for handling jobs and messages in a distributed setting. It supports a variety of queue types, including First In, First Out (FIFO) queues.
In FIFO queues, the first job that gets into the queue is the first one to be processed. Here's how you can implement a FIFO queue using BullMQ:
In the code snippet above, we create a new queue named 'myQueue'. We set
defaultJobOptions, ensuring that the queue operates as a FIFO queue. If it were set to
true, the queue would operate as a LIFO (Last In, First Out) queue instead.
To add jobs to the queue:
And to process jobs:
Remember, although BullMQ tries its best to preserve the order of job processing, due to its distributed nature, if you have multiple workers picking up jobs, there might still be cases where jobs get processed out of order.