Posted by Tim Galyean in Development
on Oct 21st, 2011
During my time here at Ning I have had the opportunity to work on many different projects open and closed source. The one thing that has been a continuous trend is our ability to provide stable and useful open source code. Complimented by the likes of Thomas Dudziak, Brian McCallister, and Gerir Ning has proven to be able to remain on the cutting edge of technology without losing customer focus.
Once again Ning is continuing this trend by releasing Theia as our most recent Open Source project. Theia provides a free alternative for monitoring NetApp utilization including CPU load, Disk usage, iops,...
Posted by Tim Galyean in Monitoring, Ruby
on Sep 4th, 2010
While there are plenty of URL monitor’s available to verify if your site is working or not, many of them cost money. I was recently debugging a monitoring issue and found that I needed a simple URL monitor which would return the HTTP response code only, and provide some basic logging as well so that I wouldn’t have to sift through two day’s worth of shell output. Long story short this was a temporary solution and not one that I had any desire to spend money on so I threw together the following script.
I wrote it in ruby because I like its logger library which gives enough options and...