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Comparing agenda vs. cron vs. later vs. node-schedule

How are they different?

Here we compare between agenda, cron, later and node-schedule. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are agenda 1.0.0, cron 1.3.0, later 1.2.0 and node-schedule 1.2.5.

agenda, Light weight job scheduler for Node.js. It was authored by Ryan Schmukler on Oct, 2013.
cron, Cron jobs for your node. It was authored by Nick Campbell on Apr, 2011.
later, Determine later (or previous) occurrences of recurring schedules. It was authored by BunKat on Feb, 2012.
node-schedule, A cron-like and not-cron-like job scheduler for Node. It was authored by Matt Patenaude on May, 2011.

When comparing those packages you notice that node-schedule is the more popular package today (3,979 Stars on Github).
agenda has more versions, more frequent updates, a bigger community of maintainers and more forks.
cron has been out there for longer (since 4 years ago), it also has more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, less open pull requests and more followers on Github.
later has less dependencies.
node-schedule has less open issues and more stars on Github.

In our review agenda got 32,279 points, cron got 575,004 points, later got 33,883 points and node-schedule got 178,506 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.

Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on those packages.

Going into more detail

 

agenda
1.0.0
NPM

cron
1.3.0
NPM

later
1.2.0
NPM

node-schedule
1.2.5
NPM

description Light weight job scheduler for Node.js Cron jobs for your node Determine later (or previous) occurrences of recurring schedules A cron-like and not-cron-like job scheduler for Node.
keywords job, jobs, cron, delayed, scheduler, runner schedule, occurrences, recur, cron schedule, task, job, cron
author Ryan Schmukler Nick Campbell BunKat Matt Patenaude
Related / similar packages
node-cron, node-runnr node-cron, node-runnr node-cron, node-runnr node-cron, node-runnr
Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 4 years ago (Oct, 2013) 6 years ago (Apr, 2011) 6 years ago (Feb, 2012) 6 years ago (May, 2011)
modified a month ago 5 days ago 18 days ago 2 days ago
total versions 67 25 30 38
version average every 21 days every 3 months every 2 months every 2 months
maintainers 5 1 1 4
dependencies 6 1 0 3
Daily Downloads 1,831 40,971 2,215 13,449
Weekly Downloads 9,489 222,217 10,757 69,406
Monthly Downloads 42,302 875,823 47,858 264,244
open issues 122 67 79 43
open pull requests 13 2 15 3
stargazers 3,151 3,910 1,986 3,979
subscribers 100 108 64 103
forks 382 255 168 284
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Points
Overall points

32,279

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575,004

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33,883

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178,506

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CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S agenda npm i -S cron npm i -S later npm i -S node-schedule
remove npm r -S agenda npm r -S cron npm r -S later npm r -S node-schedule

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