0.371 (9 Nov 2023)

9 November, 2023

These changes have been released with version 0.371 of the CLI.

A job schedule syntax for humans

Up to now we have supported the classic crontab syntax for defining job schedules, which, at least for some of us, isn't the easiest to read and reason about. For example, the job schedule below will run every 30 minutes from 10am to 2pm.

Schedule syntax for robots
job EmailReport {
  @schedule("*/30 10-14 * * *")

This release ships support for a human-readable syntax which lets you express schedules in written English. For example, let's write the same schedule definition above, but in this new format.

Schedule syntax for humans
job EmailReport {
  @schedule("every 30 minutes from 10am to 2pm")

Hooray 🙌!

It's really flexible, and even supports days of the week.

job EmailReport {
  @schedule("every tuesday and thursday at 8am, 12pm, and 5pm")

Take a visit over at the official documentation to learn more.

Fixes and Improvements

We've also released a bunch of fixes and improvements (opens in a new tab) to our CLI, the SDK packages, and to our VS Code extension. And, in case you missed it, we did a patch release (opens in a new tab) last week, which shipped with some major improvements to our runtime.

For any issues or feedback, please visit the support channel on our community discord (opens in a new tab) or contact us at help@keel.so.

Thank you for using Keel!