A simple Merb plugin to ease exception notifications.
The notifier currently supports two interfaces, Email Alerts and Web Hooks. Emails are formatted as plain text and sent using your Merb environment's mail settings. Web hooks as sent as post requests.
Instead of a messy port of a rails plugin this is a complete rewrite from scratch and so is able to take full advantage of Merb's exception handling functionality.
Once you have the Gem installed you will need to add it as a dependency in your projects
Configuration goes in
config/plugins.yml file (which you may need to create). See 'Settings' below for a full description of the options.
:exceptions: :app_name: My App Name :email_from: firstname.lastname@example.org :web_hooks: http://localhost:4000/exceptions :email_addresses: - email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org :environments: - staging - production
The plugin doesn't modify any existing code or do anything particularly magical so you will need to explicitly include it. Just include this module in your
If you have specified any email addresses and are not already requiring merb-mailer then you need to do so. It also needs configuration.
environments can either be a single string or an array of strings.
app_name: Used to customise emails and web hooks (default "My App")
email_from: Exceptions are sent from this address
web_hooks: Each url is sent a post request. See 'Web Hooks' for more info.
email_addresses: Each email address is sent an exception notification using Merb's built in mailer settings.
environments: Notifications will only be sent for environments in this list, defaults to
MerbExceptions::ControllerExtensions creates an
internal_server_error action which renders the default exception page and delivers the exception. If you need to rescue any other exceptions or customize the behavior in any way you can write your own actions in
ExceptionsController and make a call to
For example to be notified of 404's:
def not_found render_and_notify :format => :html end
render_and_notify - passes any provided options directly to Merb's render method and then sends the notification after rendering.
notify_of_exceptions - if you need to handle the render yourself for some reason then you can call this method directly. It sends notifications without any rendering logic. Note though that if you are sending lots of notifications this could delay sending a response back to the user so try to avoid using it where possible.
Web hooks are a great way to push your data beyond your app to the outside world. For each address on your
web_hooks list we will send a HTTP:POST request with the following parameters for you to consume.
- Edge Merb
Install gem from github
sudo gem install newbamboo-merb_exceptions --source=http://gems.github.com
or install from source with
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