Building an scheduling engine


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Chance Elliott

I am looking for resources (books or otherwise) covering how to design and build a scheduling engine. In particular designing and builing schedulers in VB and Java.
What kind of scheduling engine? For example.. Scheduling a particular pump to be turned on at a particular time and date. or being able to schedule the tasks in a program, run one task at one rate and another at a different rate??
Search for a program called TaskZip. It is a scheduled backup VB program for which the author has included the source.

Jason Spencer

You might also look at the text "MicroC/OS-II" by Jean LaBrosse. It covers the design and implementation of a real-time operating system, and shows clearly how the scheduler works. Source code there is in C, but you can probably translate to Java easily. Might give you good ideas, anyway.