We’ve just released Backdrop, a nifty little WP library created by Ryan that will help you save time. Backdrop allows you to create and run one-off background tasks in WordPress without having to change your workflow or write custom code. It is really simple, you just need to plug in the task callback and parameters and Bob’s your Uncle!
$task = new HM\Backdrop\Task( 'myfunction', 'myparam' );
We’ve been using it on Happytables to generate favicons for sites on the fly without having to slow down the whole site while they are created. What are you going to use it for?