Chapter 2. Getting Started with Quartz

This chapter gives you a quick introduction to the modest beginnings of the Quartz framework. It also attempts to point you in the proper direction for downloading, building, and installing the framework.

History of the Quartz Framework

As with many other open source projects in use today, Quartz started out as a simple solution for one individual. With the rise of open source initiatives and the generosity of key individuals, Quartz has become a very public framework that many people use to help solve a much larger problem.

Quartz was created by James House, who envisioned the first conceptual pieces of the framework in 1998. These included the concept of a queue of jobs and a pool of threads to process ...

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