Cron Jobs. Your New Personal Assistant Has Arrived

(Ping! Zine Issue 45) – One of the primary keys to success in any profession is that of efficiency. By automating the most mundane, and redundant tasks, a professional will be able to focus on less stressing, and generally, more profitable elements of business.

For Webmasters, the concept of task automation is particularly important, as there are a vast number of tasks that are absolutely imperative to ensure that everything is running smoothly, and as scheduled, without disruption. However, a majority of these tasks are mundane and monotonous, and can easily take away from more pressing, opportunistic matters. Through the use of cron jobs, Webmasters are able to reliably automate the important, yet routine tasks, as well as ensure that specific tasks are run at specific times. Not only will this save time and money, but more importantly, it will also make it possible for them to focus on growth, development, and other more complicated tasks required of the job.

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