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Simplifying and Scaling Cron Jobs with Temporal Schedules

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November 30, 2023 at 9:30am PST/12:30pm EST

Scheduling tasks efficiently and reliably is a common challenge in software development, where traditional cron systems often fall short in terms of error handling, monitoring, and flexibility.

Our recent release of Temporal Schedules marks a significant advancement in workflow scheduling by addressing these shortcomings with a more reliable and scalable solution. This includes a more durable way to execute tasks, insights into their progress, observability of schedules and workflow runs, and the ability to start, stop, and pause them.

During this session, we’ll provide insights into how Temporal Schedules enhance and simplify cron job operations. Schedules current user from the Watershed team will join us, sharing their firsthand experience and showcasing how they integrated our solution into their workflows.

This webinar is open to everyone, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to one of our software engineers who worked on the Schedules feature and Watershed engineer during the live Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Key takeaways:

In this 30-minute session, we’ll walk through schedules, highlighting:

  • How and why to replace traditional cron jobs with Temporal Schedules
  • Hands-on knowledge of using Schedules in different scenarios
  • Techniques to improve workflow management, observability, and task scheduling

Julia Wang

Software Engineer

About the presenter

Julia is an engineer on the Infrastructure team at Watershed. When she isn’t championing Watershed’s mission of helping companies measure, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, Julia can be found baking pies and admiring pigeons.


David Reiss

Software Design Engineer
Temporal Technologies

About the presenter

David is an engineer at Temporal who's worked on Schedules, Worker Versioning, and many other features. He gets a little too excited about roasting and eating chestnuts every November.

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