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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 0.9.1, cron 1.2.1, later 1.2.0 and node-schedule 1.2.3.

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 (3,751 Stars on Github).
agenda has more versions, more frequent updates 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 a bigger community of maintainers, less open issues and more stars on Github.

In our review agenda got 32,098 points, cron got 531,528 points, later got 31,935 points and node-schedule got 186,237 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
0.9.1
NPM

cron
1.2.1
NPM

later
1.2.0
NPM

node-schedule
1.2.3
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) 5 years ago (Feb, 2012) 6 years ago (May, 2011)
modified 4 days ago a month ago 3 months ago 5 days ago
total versions 63 24 30 36
version average every 22 days every 3 months every 2 months every 2 months
maintainers 1 1 1 4
dependencies 5 1 0 3
Daily Downloads 1,591 34,287 1,911 13,372
Weekly Downloads 10,199 193,938 9,513 79,855
Monthly Downloads 42,664 824,186 45,610 269,849
open issues 112 65 78 37
open pull requests 15 3 14 4
stargazers 2,992 3,745 1,946 3,751
subscribers 99 110 63 100
forks 365 247 159 268
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Points
Overall points

32,098

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531,528

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31,935

Points

186,237

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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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