Compare

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 cron is the more popular package today (3,554 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, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.
later has less dependencies.
node-schedule has a bigger community of maintainers and less open issues.

In our review agenda got 24,712 points, cron got 501,535 points, later got 25,691 points and node-schedule got 114,043 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 5 days ago 24 days ago a month ago 20 hours ago
total versions 63 24 30 36
version average every 21 days every 3 months every 2 months every 2 months
maintainers 1 1 1 4
dependencies 5 1 0 3
Daily Downloads 381 14,053 339 3,415
Weekly Downloads 8,181 200,181 8,297 47,716
Monthly Downloads 31,393 778,602 36,048 168,039
open issues 162 60 73 27
open pull requests 14 2 14 3
stargazers 2,874 3,554 1,893 3,525
subscribers 92 108 60 99
forks 353 235 146 254
wiki
Points
Overall points

24,712

Points

501,535

Points

25,691

Points

114,043

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

Share this with other developers