Last week I needed a quick way to monitor our server, and also updated our code documentation. I’ve come up with some small tools that some people out there may find useful:
- gokdok – automatically upload your rdoc documentation as github-pages
- watchdogger – a little watchdog daemon that’s quite configurable
The gokdok thing addresses fact that github offers you a space for project pages, but in no way helps you to build your documentation or upload it. It’s just a small rake task, but it works fine for me (and we finally have fresh rdocs online again…)
The watchdog was made to monitor our instance of Tomcat. At the moment it does exactly what I need it to do, which is monitoring some web pages and the log file and killing the server process in case of trouble. It should be very easy to extend.