Need to run timer-based tasks, but you have no control over your cron? Heroku's hourly cron got you puzzled? Wristwatch is here to help.
Tell it what to do in
config/wristwatch_jobs.rb, and which intervals to use,
and Wristwatch does the rest:
hourly "Flush unsent emails" do Notifier.flush_unsent end daily "Reindex Solr" do Rake::Task['sunspot:reindex'].execute end daily "Send reminder emails" do Notifier.remind_users_to_call_mom end
Wristwatch gives you lots of basic intervals to play with:
and so on. See intervals.rb for details, and re-open it to add your own task triggers.
Wristwatch will add a cron.rake task if you're using Rails, which should make it easy to plug in to Heroku's hourly cron.
Wristwatch relies on hourly resolution, so daily cron probably won't trigger the :daily task. For best results, run cron.rake hourly.
Full configuration, logging, increased resolution and more. Stay tuned!
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