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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 1.2.5.

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 (4,208 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 and less open pull requests.
later has less dependencies.
node-schedule has less open issues, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review agenda got 31,902 points, cron got 651,374 points, later got 39,026 points and node-schedule got 202,934 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
1.2.5
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) 7 years ago (Apr, 2011) 6 years ago (Feb, 2012) 7 years ago (May, 2011)
modified a month ago 11 days ago 3 months ago 6 days ago
total versions 70 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 465 16,770 2,288 6,209
Weekly Downloads 10,949 246,219 17,021 74,714
Monthly Downloads 40,856 1,028,434 51,673 314,545
open issues 133 75 81 38
open pull requests 16 2 15 5
stargazers 3,411 4,062 2,043 4,208
subscribers 102 106 64 109
forks 404 269 178 293
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Points
Overall points

31,902

Points

651,374

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39,026

Points

202,934

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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