Monitor anything and get free notifications on your iPhone
I released crash_hound today, it let's you do following things:
I currently use it to monitor my sites, database servers, worker queues etc. and I feel much safer since I know I'll get a notification right away if something dies.
You can fork the code on github.com.
How to get started
Install following modules via easy_install:
$ sudo easy_install notifo $ sudo easy_install crash_hound
And that's basically it, you are ready to script and to get free notifications on your iPhone!
Get ready to script!
crash_hound is a Python library. Here is an example with some comments:
from crash_hound import CrashHound, ReportCrash, CommonChecks crash_checker = CrashHound('amix', 'MY API SECRET') #Check an URL and get notifications if it does not return 302 or 200 #I.e. you will get notification if it's down. Will notify every 60 seconds. crash_checker.register_check('Google.com Blah test', lambda: CommonChecks.website_check('http://google.com/blah'), notify_every=60) #Custom checks are supported. #Here is a custom check. Will notify every 60 seconds. def check_42(): if 42: raise ReportCrash('42 is true!') else: pass #Ignore crash_checker.register_check('42 Checker', check_42, notify_every=60) #Will run your checks every 10 seconds (indefinitely) crash_checker.run_checks(check_interval=10)
Save this in a file named test.py and run it via:
$ python test.py
You should get some notifications on your phone! Happy hacking :-)