If you need to crate an application with scheduled actions Firenado provides a structure to do it.

Using a scheduled component is possible to define a scheduler via configuration and point to tasks that could be run once or in a interval.

Setting up a scheduled component:

Instead of creating extending TornadoComponent extend it from ScheduledTornadoComponent.

from . import handlers
from firenado import schedule

class SchedappComponent(schedule.ScheduledTornadoComponent):

We added the component to conf/firenado.yml and enabled it.

  - id: schedapp
    enabled: true

This component could be used as the application component if you need.

  component: 'schedapp'

By default Firenado will look for <component_id>_schedule.[yml|yaml] config file. Here is an example with a config based scheduler running a cron based scheduled task(the file is conf/schedapp_schedule.yml):

  - id: scheduler1
    name: Scheduler Example 1
      - id: job1
        cron: "*/1 * * * *"
        custom_property: Custom property from job1.
      - id: job2
        interval: 15000
        custom_property: Custom property from job1.

The configuration file is define the scheduler scheduler1 that manages a job identified as job1 that runs every minute and a custom property to be used by the the class Here is the the job implementation:

A scheduled job can be executed by interval and cron string.

The interval is defined in milliseconds and will take priority over the cron string.

The cron string will defined intervals using the cron like format and is resolved by croniter.

from firenado.schedule import ScheduledJob

class PrintTestJob(ScheduledJob):

    def __init__(self, scheduler, **kwargs):
        super(PrintTestJob, self).__init__(scheduler, **kwargs)
        self._custom_property = kwargs.get('custom_property', None)

    def run(self):
         print("This is the custom property value: %s" % self._custom_property)

As demonstrated above we need to create a class that extends from ScheduledJob and implements the run method. We used the constructor to consume the custom property defined in the schedule config file and used it to print a message.