If you use Elastic Beanstalk to run and manage your web apps, at some point you’ll want to setup some scheduled tasks, or cronjobs. Today’s blog post aims to take you through the best way of achieving this, whether you’re running in single instance mode, or load balancing.
The Working Time Directive (WTD) is an EU regulation governing workers’ rights. Ok, not the most interesting start to a blog post, but bear with me. This stuff is important.
Last month the European Court of Justice ruled that time spent by workers travelling to and from first and last appointments counts as working time. Long story short, many workers with no fixed office (e.g. care workers or tradesmen) aren’t getting paid for the time it takes them to get to their first appointment, or home from their last appointment, which will now need to change.
This piqued our interest as building the WTD regulations into Rotaready (so the requirements are automatically considered) is a feature we’ve recently developed.
We always like a challenge here at Rotaready HQ, whether it’s further developing our awesome workforce management software, or having a go at something completely different. On Sept 12th I competed in Scotland Coast to Coast.
I’m a big fan of the great outdoors, and I’d been preparing for the event since March. I’m delighted to report I survived to tell the tale. Fancy joining in next year? Read on to discover what it was like…