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Golemio Cron Tasks

Golemio Cron Tasks

Cron Tasks of the Golemio Data Platform System.

Developed by http://operatorict.cz

Docker instalation


  • Docker Engine
  • RabbitMQ


  1. Build docker image by docker build -t cron-tasks .
  2. Setup ENV variables by .env file or add -e VAR=VALUE to docker run
  3. Create file config/cronTasks.json.
  4. Run container by
docker run --rm \
    -e RABBIT_CONN="amqp://rabbit:password@rabbit-service" \ # connection string for rabbitmq
    -v config/cronTasks.json:/home/node/app/config/cronTasks.json:ro
    cron-tasks # docker image label (defined by step 1)

Local instalation


  • node.js
  • RabbitMQ
  • npm
  • yarn
  • typescript


Install Node

Install all npm modules using command:



Configuration is split to environment (.env file) options and cron tasks definitons.

The cron tasks definitons are in the config/ directory. By default in the directory is only template of tasks (file cronTasks.template.json). If you want to override the default definitions, you can create the file cronTasks.json with tasks.

Environment options can be set with the system (e.g. in debian with export NODE_ENV=test) or with the .env file. Example of the .env file is saved as .env.template.

Build & Run


To compile typescript code into js one-time (production build):

npm run build

To run the app:

npm start


Run via TypeScript (in this case it is not needed to build separately, application will watch for changes and restart on save):

npm run dev-start

or run with a debugger:

npm run dev-start-debug

Runing the application in any way will load all config variables from environment variables or the .env file. To run, set all environment variables from the .env.template file, or copy the .env.template file into new .env file in root directory and set variables there.

Project uses dotenv package: https://www.npmjs.com/package/dotenv

Cron Jobs

Cron-tasks module only send messages to RabbitMQ in specified time. Because cron-tasks module has no permissions to create the queues binded to exchange, by default exchange receive the message and discard it.

If you want to store the messages in the queue, you must use golemio integration engine or manually create testing queue and bind it with exchange. For creating the testing queues you can use RabbitMQ Management UI (manual).


To run all test defined in /test directory simply run this command:

npm test

from the application's root directory.


Logging uses Winston for standard logging with levels and debug (https://www.npmjs.com/package/debug) for debugging.

All logs with silly and debug level are printed as standard log (if appropriate log level is set) using Winston as well as using debug module with "golemio:cron-tasks:silly" or "golemio:cron-tasks:debug" settings.

You can set both LOG_LEVEL and DEBUG settings in ENV variables.


For generating documentation run yarn run generate-docs. TypeDoc source code documentation is located in docs/typedoc.

Contribution guidelines

Please read CONTRIBUTING.md.


Contact benak@operatorict.cz or vycpalek@operatorict.cz

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