This document outlines various guidelines that should be followed when adding or modifying Sidekiq workers.
Use of the "default" queue is not allowed. Every worker should use a queue that matches the worker's purpose the closest. For example, workers that are to be executed periodically should use the "cronjob" queue.
A list of all available queues can be found in
Most workers should use their own queue. To ease this process a worker can include the
DedicatedSidekiqQueue concern as follows:
class ProcessSomethingWorker include Sidekiq::Worker include DedicatedSidekiqQueue end
This will set the queue name based on the class' name, minus the
Worker suffix. In the above example this would lead to the queue being
In some cases multiple workers do use the same queue. For example, the various workers for updating CI pipelines all use the
pipeline queue. Adding workers to existing queues should be done with care, as adding more workers can lead to slow jobs blocking work (even for different jobs) on the shared queue.
Each Sidekiq worker must be tested using RSpec, just like any other class. These tests should be placed in