What is TaskBotJS?
TaskBotJS is a job queue and processing service for NodeJS applications. Using Redis as a background store, TaskBotJS allows you to offload long-running jobs away from your web application and handles all the rough edges involved: job scheduling, handling failures and retries, priority queueing, and the works
TaskBotJS is a tool in the Background Processing category of a tech stack.
TaskBotJS is an open source tool with 491 GitHub stars and 13 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to TaskBotJS's open source repository on GitHub
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- JS/TypeScript Support
- Immediate jobs
- Scheduled jobs
- Queue prioritization
- Configurable job retry
- Custom plugins
- JSON logs
- Web UI
- Safer queueing
- Per-worker metrics
- Expiring jobs
- Graceful termination
- Recurring/cron jobs
- Unique jobs
- Argument encryption
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