In the last chapter, you got your first real taste of using Quartz to schedule jobs. Admittedly, the jobs were not very complex, but that wasn't the point. You should have walked away with a fair understanding of how to construct and schedule jobs and, more important, a desire and excitement to learn more. That's where this chapter picks up.
Chapter 4 moves into the core of the Quartz framework. Arguably, this is the most important chapter for you to read and understand. The Scheduler is the heart of the framework. This chapter focuses on how to use the Scheduler to manage your jobs, how to create and associate triggers so the jobs will fire, and how to choose the calendar to provide more flexibility for a given schedule.
"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Scheduling in the Enterprise
Getting Started with Quartz
Cron Triggers and More
JobStores and Persistence
Implementing Quartz Listeners
Using Quartz Plug-Ins
Using Quartz Remotely
Using Quartz with J2EE
Quartz and Web Applications
Using Quartz with Workflow
Appendix A. Quartz Configuration Reference