Continuous feedback from jenkins console output

This one really was a pain in the ass for long time.

Jenkins is great, not only for building projects, but I start the most of the ops related tasks here. All the projects have their own workspace, I can browse the previous outputs, see if a task failed or not, and I can easily share the results at the en of the task.

I had only one problem with that: the long running tasks weren’t shown on console output until they finished. I tried to solve that, but it was only annoying, not a showstopper, so I let that go, because it didn’t look like an easy win, and I didn’t want to spend too much time on that.

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My first impressions about Go language

I am fascinated. Maybe that should be enough, but I guess I have to write a bit more here, because we are not in twitter.

I spent a few days to get know Go language, and now I am more than satisfied. I mean, all the project ideas which are floating in my head should be written in Go.

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Mambocollector – MySQL -> statsd data collector

(Orignally posted in kinja ops blog)

We love graphs.

Really love them. I think everyone likes graphs to collect data about the current state of their system, and needless to say, why.

Of course sometimes it is painful to create graphs, but graphite could make this process more easy, so we use them.

The graphite ecosystem makes data collection simple, when you send some data to statsd via simple udp packets it will put them to a carbon database, and graphite will draw the lines. The only thing what can make this hard, is the question about ‘How can I collect my data to send?’

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