Chapter 4. Running batch jobs

This chapter covers

  • Running jobs from the command line
  • Scheduling jobs
  • Embedding Spring Batch in a web application
  • Stopping job executions

If you’ve been reading this book from page one, you know the basics of Spring Batch, and you know about jobs, steps, and chunks. You must be eager to get your jobs up and running. Launching a Spring Batch job is easy because the framework provides a Java-based API for this purpose. However, how you call this API is another matter and depends on your system. Perhaps you’ll use something simple like the cron scheduler to launch a Java program. Alternatively, you may want to trigger your jobs manually from a web application. Either way, we have you covered because this chapter ...

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