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NAME ^

Net::CronIO - Perl binding for cron.io

VERSION ^

version 0.01

SYNOPSIS ^

  use 5.014;
  use Net::CronIO;

  my $cron = Net::CronIO->new(
      api_username => 'example',
      api_password => 'sekrit',
  );

  my $newjob = $cron->create_cron(
      name => 'Daily clean up job',
      url => 'http://example.com/blahblah/?cleanup=1',
      schedule => '46 0 * * *',
  );

  my $jobs = $cron->get_all_crons();

  foreach my $job ( $jobs ) {
      if ( $job->{'url'} =~ /deadhost.com/ ) {
          $cron->update_cron(
            id => $job->{'id'},
            url => $job->{'url'} =~ s/deadhost\.com/example\.com/r,
          );
      }
  }
  
  say "deleted" if ( $cron->delete_cron( id => $jobs->[0]->{'id'} ) );

This is a Perl binding for the cron.io service. Cron is a Unix service which executes jobs on a periodic basis. The cron.io service contacts URLs using the same time period specification.

At the moment, the only way to generate a username and password for the service is by making a call on the create_user() method. Email verification is required before the credentials are valid.

ATTRIBUTES ^

api_username

You must supply an api_username for every method except create_user(). This can be done at object construction time, or later by calling the api_username() method.

api_password

You must supply an api_password for every method except create_user(). This can be done at object construction time, or later by calling the api_username() method.

METHODS ^

create_user()

This method requires the following parameters: email, username, password. This call will register a username/password with the service. Human intervention (in the form of an email verification) is required before your username/password are activated.

Once these credentials are active, you must provide them to this binding to execute other methods.

The return value is a string message provided by the API service (which evaluates to a true value in Perl.) This method dies on errors.

get_all_crons()

This method returns an arrayref containing hashes of all cron jobs for your username.

Hashes will contain the following keys:

It is possible this call will return a reference to an empty list.

create_cron()

This method creates a new job. Required parameters are name, url, schedule.

The return value is a hash of id, plus the three params you provided.

get_cron()

This method retrieves a specific job by its id. id is a required parameter for this method. The return value is a hash as described above.

update_cron()

This method changes values with jobs which already have ids. id is a required parameter. Optional parameters are any or all of name, url, and/or schedule.

delete_cron()

This method removes a job from the service. id is a required parameter. On success, this method returns a true value. It dies on errors.

TESTING NOTE ^

To execute the full test suite, you must set CRONIO_API_USERNAME and CRONIO_API_PASSWORD environment variables with valid credentials.

AUTHOR ^

Mark Allen <mrallen1@yahoo.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Mark Allen.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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