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How can I use ScheduledExecutorService in Java Web App ?

 
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Today I come across ScheduledExecutorService while studying runnable.

But, I can't or rather I don't have a chance to know how on earth this ScheduledExecutorService is being used in a java web app environment ?

Nothing beyond Java 8 please.  But, anything that is beyond Java 8 but useful, please also let me know.  Thanks.

Would it be possible to trigger some kind of notification or alert me when the site is down like for example, if I don't check the website and then it is down with maintenance like 503 error then a mail will be sent to me like that.

Possible ?

Hope someone can share with me more how it is used in the real world.

Thanks alot!
 
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Well, you can't implement a check of whether a site is down within the site itself, for obvious reasons :-)

I habe used services like Pingdom for liveness checks; they used to have a free basic service. I'm sure there are others as well.

Update: it seems that Pingdom no longer has a free tier, but you may find others searching for "website monitoring" or some such phrase.
 
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