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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 1.0.3, cron 1.3.0, later 1.2.0 and node-schedule 1.3.0.

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 (5,282 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 5 years ago), it also has more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and fewer open pull requests.
later has fewer dependencies.
node-schedule has fewer open issues, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review agenda got 47,081 points, cron got 795,247 points, later got 43,526 points and node-schedule got 237,491 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
1.0.3
NPM

cron
1.3.0
NPM

later
1.2.0
NPM

node-schedule
1.3.0
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
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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 5 years ago (Oct, 2013) 7 years ago (Apr, 2011) 6 years ago (Feb, 2012) 7 years ago (May, 2011)
modified 4 months ago 4 months ago 5 months ago 4 months ago
total versions 70 25 30 39
version average every 25 days every 3 months every 3 months every 2 months
maintainers 5 1 1 4
dependencies 6 1 0 3
Daily Downloads 540 17,107 692 7,083
Weekly Downloads 14,855 265,585 14,201 86,922
Monthly Downloads 65,297 1,294,977 64,771 368,252
open issues 176 80 95 62
open pull requests 30 5 16 8
stargazers 4,291 4,753 2,175 5,282
subscribers 116 118 62 124
forks 478 316 207 361
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Points
Overall points

47,081

Points

795,247

Points

43,526

Points

237,491

Points
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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