08 February, 2008
As Barry writes in the example, the trick is to “[fire] off simple messages at one-minute intervals to a topic exchange named ‘clock’, with the topic of the message being the local time as ‘year.month.date.dow.hour.minute‘, for example: ‘2007.11.26.1.12.33′, where the dow (day of week) is 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, and so on (similar to Unix crontab). A consumer could then bind a queue to the routing key ‘#.0′ for example to get a message at the beginning of each hour.”
On 8 February, 2008 at 1:07 pm,wrote:
You could even build an extension to the rabbit server to produce the timer event that would be published to the exchange - so that the cron daemon is self contained within the rabbit server.