August 11, 2008
Ensuring 15 Rails apps are running smoothly can be a real chore, especially when they have core pieces that fall outside the typical monitoring stack. Mike Mangino of Chicago-based Elevated Rails recently wrote about consolidating his Rails monitoring efforts using Scout:
This simple interface to reporting and alerting is incredibly powerful. What makes it even more powerful is the ease with which you can install plugins. ... So far, using Scout has been a real joy. That’s something I never thought I would say about a monitoring tool.
Mike has open-sourced much of his work, publishing his plugins for Scout in our directory:
You can fork and/or follow Mike’s Scout plugins at GitHub.