Today’s episode is sponsored by Pagely, who are the original gangsters of managed WordPress hosting. They come from humble beginnings, but now they host huge brands like Disney, Visa, eBay and more. They know their customers well and they understand and provide solutions for the complex challenges of scaling. Check them out at Pagely.com for more information. Our guest today is Drew Jaynes. He works for Sandhill Development with Pippin, and today we’re going to talk about batch processing. Drew will talk about his recent projects, and he’ll share tips on batch processing, data sets, and more. Some of the highlights of the show include: What batch processing is and why it’s important, including examples of why you might need to use it with your WP site. Challenges Drew ran into when building a new batch processor with API. The differences between batch processing and step processing. Detailed information on how Drew’s new batch processing works and how it’s an improvement over the last one. Also, he goes into Ajax callbacks. Examples of things Drew has done that depend on PHP 5.3 or later.