Module stability: SOLID

Akka has a little scheduler written using actors. This can be convenient if you want to schedule some periodic task for maintenance or similar.

It allows you to register a message that you want to be sent to a specific actor at a periodic interval.

Here is an example:


//Sends messageToBeSent to receiverActor after initialDelayBeforeSending and then after each delayBetweenMessages
Scheduler.schedule(receiverActor, messageToBeSent, initialDelayBeforeSending, delayBetweenMessages, timeUnit)

//Sends messageToBeSent to receiverActor after delayUntilSend
Scheduler.scheduleOnce(receiverActor, messageToBeSent, delayUntilSend, timeUnit)