django-serverless-cron 🦡 A Django app with a simpler approach running cron jobs (mostly in a serverless environment) through HTTP requests with an integration with the Django admin (github.com)
django-serverless-cron is a Django app with a simpler approach running cron jobs. This is done through exposing a HTTP endpoint to invoke the jobs that allows you to run any task without having to manage always-on infrastructure. There is also an option to run jobs via management commands and the Django admin. Why? ---- This is essentially a replacement/supplement for a traditional OS 'cron' or 'job scheduler' system: - Serverless cron jobs no-longer a pain. Note that if you have alternatives like django-crontab or celery working well for you, good for you! You probably don't need this. However, it's okay to be curious. - Schedule jobs to run at a frequency that is less than 1 min. (crontab is limited to 1 min) - The machine running crontab is no longer a single point of failure. - The problem with the above systems is that they are often configured at the operating system level, which means their configuration is probably not easily 'portable' and 'debug-able' (if you are developing on Windows, the scheduler works differently from Linux or Unix). Also can not easily be integrated into a development environment. - Manually triggered cron jobs. Eg: via the Django Admin. - Alternative to cron services that aren't always available on free (and sometimes paid) web hosting services. - Easier access to cron job execution logs and monitoring execution failures. - No need to learn crontab. Think of it as a friendlier alternative to traditional cron jobs. Simple cron job creation. No need for cron syntax, no guessing on job frequency. Easy controls.
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