Scheduled Node.js Functions (replace Firebase Function)

I’m trying to get my personal sites off Firebase. The static hosting should be easy but I’m trying to figure out how to replicate a scheduled function. The function is written in node.js and is pretty simple: It reads in a list from firestore and calls an api (Mastodon). The code is more suited to a web service, but you can’t schedule those as cron jobs. I thought I had found a reference to scheduling functions (might have been a beta feature) but now don’t see it. It seems like there should be a way to do this with Render but I’m stuck figuring out the best route to get there.


That sounds like the exact use case for a Render Cron Job.

Alternatively, if you’re running a number of different jobs and/or at a very high frequency, a Background Worker with a job library (e.g. Bull) may be another solution to investigate.


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