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Replace Cron with Clockwork

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If your app needs to poll a remote API once an hour, or send out an email report every evening, what tool do you reach for? Probably cron. Triggering events at a given wall clock time is what cron is for, but it works better at the system layer (e.g. rotating logs on a server) than at the app layer (e.g. sending out a daily report to your app’s users). I’ve described all the ways cron could be improved for app clock events in a previous post.

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