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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 (4,460 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 33,829 points, cron got 588,304 points, later got 31,381 points and node-schedule got 176,489 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 4 years ago (Oct, 2013) 7 years ago (Apr, 2011) 6 years ago (Feb, 2012) 7 years ago (May, 2011)
modified 16 days ago 23 days ago 19 days ago a day ago
total versions 70 25 30 39
version average every 22 days every 3 months every 2 months every 2 months
maintainers 5 1 1 4
dependencies 6 1 0 3
Daily Downloads 1,649 39,501 1,824 11,230
Weekly Downloads 11,271 247,396 12,114 69,237
Monthly Downloads 42,741 878,051 41,656 261,553
open issues 144 65 86 40
open pull requests 20 2 15 5
stargazers 3,635 4,212 2,087 4,460
subscribers 104 111 64 113
forks 409 282 183 311
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33,829

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588,304

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31,381

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176,489

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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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