September 21, 2006
TechBookReport on 'Quartz Job Scheduling'
TBR writes "For developers of a certain age, the mere mention of the phrase 'batch processing' brings to mind big iron mainframes, job control language (JCL), jobs and job steps and batch over-runs and? You get the picture. The mainframe history shouldn't obscure the fact that batch processing is a pretty useful feature to have on any platform. Furthermore the batch features of many operating systems (cron and at, for example) simply do not match up to the complex functionality that a dedicated batch processing facility provides. For enterprise developers looking for something more powerful, flexible and open source, then the Quartz job scheduling framework is one solution that should be investigated."