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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 2.0.2, cron 1.5.0, 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 (5,680 Stars on Github).
agenda has more versions, more frequent updates, a bigger community of maintainers, more followers on Github 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, fewer open issues and fewer open pull requests.
later has fewer dependencies.
node-schedule has more stars on Github.

In our review agenda got 43,047 points, cron got 705,762 points, later got 48,826 points and node-schedule got 207,843 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
2.0.2
NPM

cron
1.5.0
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 cron, node cron, node-cron, schedule, scheduler, cronjob, cron job 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) 8 years ago (Apr, 2011) 7 years ago (Feb, 2012) 8 years ago (May, 2011)
modified 2 months ago 6 days ago 4 months ago 8 months ago
total versions 73 29 30 39
version average every 25 days every 3 months every 3 months every 2 months
maintainers 5 2 1 4
dependencies 6 1 0 3
Daily Downloads 1,245 26,959 1,304 7,917
Weekly Downloads 16,592 324,880 18,224 90,615
Monthly Downloads 53,885 1,045,812 70,662 303,570
open issues 173 4 96 80
open pull requests 30 0 16 10
stargazers 4,680 5,109 2,209 5,680
subscribers 127 122 61 126
forks 514 360 211 391
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Overall points

43,047

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705,762

Points

48,826

Points

207,843

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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