Deno Land, the developers of the Deno TypeScript/JavaScript runtime, have introduced Deno Cron, a feature the company describes as an easy way to create scheduled jobs.

Announced November 29 and available behind the


flag in Deno 1.38,


is a function that takes three parameters: the name of the scheduled job, the schedule, and the handler, the latter being the function executed on the schedule provided. Deno Cron’s schedule uses the Unix cron format and the UTC time zone. Deno Cron handlers can perform actions such as updating state in Deno KV, pinging a website, sending email, initiating a database backup, and calling an API at regular intervals.

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