Founder, Consultant, Software Engineer
Dirt simple StatsD server for local development
We instrument quite a lot of our code, especially with StatsD. It's so easy to implement, it's basically a no-brainer. The overhead of the UDP packets is so low that you can afford to instrument pretty much everything.
There is one pretty large mental investment cost centre though, which is what to do about collecting, graphing, logging, rotating, storing and analysing all the collected StatsD data.
To simplify local development, I wanted something so that I could see my instrumentation easily in the console, whenver I thought that I might need it:
We use foreman for most development projects and thus we save this little
./bin/statsd, change the mode to
+x so that we can run it, and
add this line to our
term-ansicolor gem makes the statsd lines standout really clearly, and
we can rest assured that in the production environment that nothing bad will
happen because of different logging configs.
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