Quartz Job Scheduling Framework: Building Open Source Enterprise Applications

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR; 1st edition (June 8, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131886703

Integrate Powerful Scheduling Capabilities into Any Java Application or Environment

If your Java applications depend on tasks that must be performed at specific times or if your systems have recurring maintenance jobs that could be automated, then you need Quartz: the first full-featured, open source job scheduling framework.

Quartz Job Scheduling Framework reveals how to make the most of Quartz with virtually any Java EE or Java SE application, from the smallest standalone program to the largest e-commerce application. Best-selling author Chuck Cavaness shows developers and architects how to integrate Quartz with leading open source Java frameworks, including Hibernate and Struts.

Using practical examples, Cavaness illuminates everything from basic job scheduling to the use of Quartz in clustered environments and enterprise workflow applications. To jumpstart your own Quartz projects, he also presents a full chapter of “cookbook” sample code. Coverage includes

• Understanding the value of scheduling in the enterprise environment

• Installing and configuring the Quartz framework

• Scheduling jobs, and triggering them on simple or complex schedules

• Using JobStores to persist schedule information between JVM restarts

• Using Listeners to receive callbacks from Quartz when key events occur

• Extending Quartz with Plugins

• Accessing Quartz through a Web-based graphical interface

• Clustering Quartz applications, both horizontally and vertically

• Using RMI to schedule Quartz remotely

• Leveraging Quartz to automate maintenance and workflow

About the Author

Chuck Cavaness is the Chief Technology Officer at Cypress Care, Inc. and a software technologist with more than 10 years of technical management, software engineering, and development experience. Chuck has spent time in the travel, health-care, banking, and B2B/B2C sectors, and has spent the past several years building large enterprise J2EE systems for the financial and health-care industries.

Chuck is a published author of five books on popular technologies, including books on Java J2EE and many open source technologies such as Apache Struts. He has also written for JavaWorld, O’Reilly, OnJava, and InformIt.com and has taught courses on programming and software development at Georgia Institute of Technology.