Poor Oddjob, I thought as I read Craig Flichel’s Feature Comparison of Java Job Schedulers featuring Obsidian, Quartz, Cron4j and Spring. Yet again it hasn’t made the grade, it’s been passed over for the scheduling team.
Never mind I say, you’re just a little bit different and misunderstood. Let’s have a kick about in the back yard and see what you can do…
While many are looking forward to the holidays, those that must support batch based applications may not be so enthusiastic as they anticipate the numerous support calls for jobs that failed because they shouldn’t have run or for jobs that should have run but didn’t. It was after one such lost long weekend a decade ago that I decided to have a go at writing my own scheduling system.
I always forget birthdays and I know there are loads of services to help me out here, but when you’ve written a scheduling system you want to use it.