The Carbon Java Framework  

The Carbon Scheduler Module

Scheduler Service Design

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Author: Greg Hinkle (ghinkle at


The scheduler service was designed to be a component wrapper around the java.util.Timer class that allows scheduled calls to other components. It uses a Timer behind the scenes to schedule tasks so the same guidelines should be followed around creating tasks.

In addition to wrapping Timer functionality, this service enhances the interface used to schedule fixed-rate tasks, making it similar, though not as sophistacated, as the cron interface.

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