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Django Serverless Cron

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django-serverless-cron is a Django app with a simpler approach running cron jobs (mostly in a serverless environment) through HTTP requests with an integration with the Django admin. This allows you to run any task without having to manage always-on infrastructure.

There is also an option to run jobs via management commands and the Django admin.


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Install Django Serverless Cron:

pip install django-serverless-cron


Add it to your INSTALLED_APPS:

    # ...
    # ...

Add jobs to your settings file:

    # (
    #   '1_hours',                       # frequency (days, minutes, hours, weeks) -> in this case, every one hour
    #   '',  # path to task/function functions -> in this case, send_mail_function()
    #   {'kwarg1': 'foo'}                # kwargs passed to the function
    # ),
        {'kwarg1': 'foo', 'kwarg2': 'bar'}
        {"is_bulk": True}

URL patterns

Add the jobs to your URL patterns:

from django_serverless_cron import urls as django_serverless_cron_urls

urlpatterns = [
    # ...
    url(r'^', include(django_serverless_cron_urls))

Running Jobs

In Development

Running Jobs through HTTP requests

Call the /run path to run all jobs:


curl http://localhost:8000/run


import requests

x = requests.get('http://localhost:8000/run')

In Production

Similar to in development, we can call the /run path via managed services which are usually ridiculously cheap. Examples:


Does the code actually work?

source <YOURVIRTUALENV>/bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install tox
(myenv) $ tox

Development commands

pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
invoke -l


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