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cronitor

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An interface for the Cronitor API
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Cronitor Ruby Library

Test Gem Version

Cronitor provides dead simple monitoring for cron jobs, daemons, queue workers, websites, APIs, and anything else that can send or receive an HTTP request. The Cronitor Ruby library provides convenient access to the Cronitor API from applications written in Ruby. See our API docs for detailed references on configuring monitors and sending telemetry pings.

In this guide:

  • Installation
  • Monitoring Background Jobs
  • Sending Telemetry Events
  • Configuring Monitors
  • Package Configuration & Env Vars
  • Contributing

Installation

gem install cronitor

Monitoring Background Jobs

The Cronitor#job helper will send telemetry events before calling your block and after it exits. If your block raises an exception a fail event will be sent (and the exception re-raised).

require 'cronitor'
Cronitor.api_key = 'api_key_123'

Cronitor.job 'warehouse-replenishmenth-report' do
  ReplenishmentReport.new(Date.today).run()
end

Integrating with Sidekiq

Cronitor provides a separate library built with this SDK to make Sidekiq integration even easier.

Sending Telemetry Events

If you want finer control over when/how telemetry pings are sent, you can instantiate a monitor and call #ping.

require 'cronitor'
Cronitor.api_key = 'api_key_123'

monitor = Cronitor::Monitor.new('heartbeat-monitor')

monitor.ping # a basic heartbeat event

# optional params can be passed as kwargs
# complete list - https://cronitor.io/docs/telemetry-api#parameters

monitor.ping(state: 'run', env: 'staging') # a job/process has started in a staging environment

# a job/process has completed - include metrics for cronitor to record
monitor.ping(state: 'complete', metrics: {count: 1000, error_count: 17})

Configuring Monitors

You can configure all of your monitors using a single YAML file. This can be version controlled and synced to Cronitor as part of a deployment or build process. For details on all of the attributes that can be set, see the Monitor API documentation.

require 'cronitor'
Cronitor.api_key = 'api_key_123'

# read config file.
Cronitor.read_config('./cronitor.yaml')

# sync config file's monitors to Cronitor.
Cronitor.apply_config

# send config file's monitors to Cronitor to validate correctness.
# monitors will not be saved.
Cronitor.validate_config

# generate a new config file from the Cronitor API.
Cronitor.generate_config

The cronitor.yaml file includes three top level keys jobs, checks, heartbeats. You can configure monitors under each key by defining monitors.

jobs:
    nightly-database-backup:
        schedule: 0 0 * * *
        notify:
            - devops-alert-pagerduty
        assertions:
            - metric.duration < 5 minutes

    send-welcome-email:
        schedule: every 10 minutes
        assertions:
            - metric.count > 0
            - metric.duration < 30 seconds

check:
    cronitor-homepage:
        request:
            url: https://cronitor.io
            regions:
                - us-east-1
                - eu-central-1
                - ap-northeast-1
        assertions:
            - response.code = 200
            - response.time < 2s

    cronitor-telemetry-api:
        request:
            url: https://cronitor.link/ping
        assertions:
            - response.body contains ok
            - response.time < .25s

heartbeats:
    production-deploy:
        notify:
            alerts: ['deploys-slack']
            events: true # send alert when the event occurs

You can also create and update monitors by calling Monitor.put.

require 'cronitor'

monitors = Cronitor::Monitor.put([
  {
    type: 'job',
    key: 'send-customer-invoices',
    schedule: '0 0 * * *',
    assertions: [
        'metric.duration < 5 min'
    ],
    notify: ['devops-alerts-slack']
  },
  {
    type: 'check',
    key: 'Cronitor Homepage',
    request: {
        url: 'https://cronitor.io'
    },
    schedule: 'every 45 seconds',
    assertions: [
        'response.code = 200',
        'response.time < 600ms',
    ]
  }
])

Pause, Reset, Delete

require 'cronitor'

monitor = Cronitor::Monitor.new('heartbeat-monitor')

monitor.pause(24) # pause alerting for 24 hours
monitor.unpause # alias for .pause(0)
monitor.ok # manually reset to a passing state alias for monitor.ping({state: ok})
monitor.delete # destroy the monitor

Package Configuration

The package needs to be configured with your account's API key, which is available on the account settings page. You can also optionally specify an api_version and an environment. If not provided, your account default is used. These can also be supplied using the environment variables CRONITOR_API_KEY, CRONITOR_API_VERSION, CRONITOR_ENVIRONMENT.

require 'cronitor'

# your api keys can found here - https://cronitor.io/settings
Cronitor.api_key = 'apiKey123'
Cronitor.api_version = '2020-10-01'
Cronitor.environment = 'cluster_1_prod'

Cronitor.timeout = 20 # defaults to 10 can also be set with ENV['CRONITOR_TIMEOUT']
Cronitor.logger = nil # defaults to Logger.new($stdout)
# faster timeout for potentially more time sensitive call
Cronitor.ping_timeout = 10 # defaults to 5 can also be set with ENV['CRONITOR_PING_TIMEOUT']

Contributing

Pull requests and features are happily considered! By participating in this project you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.

To contribute

Fork, then clone the repo:

git clone git@github.com:your-username/cronitor-ruby.git

Set up your machine:

bin/setup

Make sure the tests pass:

rake spec

Make your change. You can experiment using:

bin/console

Add tests for your change. Make the tests pass:

rake spec

Push to your fork and submit a pull request

Release a new version

The bump gem makes this easy:

  1. rake bump:(major|minor|patch|pre)
  2. rake release