Dave Kimura starts the episode by defining asynchronous jobs; he and Andrew Mason discuss the differences between server side and client side asynchronous jobs. They discuss use cases and address scenarios for which asynchronous jobs can be used for. Dave answers Andrew’s questions about tools, gems, and libraries. Dave expresses his love for Active job and advocates for Gitlab. The panel discusses overuse and misuse of asynchronous jobs and times when it is better not to use this tool. Dave shares what he thinks makes a good microservice; he and Andrew discuss where people go wrong with microservices.