I’d like to thank Eyewitness.io for being this weeks sponsor.
Imagine finding out your backup cron was not running for 3 weeks and you had no idea (and no backups). Or have you ever had a queue or cron job go down in the middle of the night, not to find out until the next morning? Or even worse have it go down on a Friday night and not realize until Monday.
Eyewitness is a brand new service for monitoring this automatically for you and will instantly alert you via SMS, email, or a phone call when anything goes wrong.
If you are using Laravel, and I’m sure you are, setting it up is a breeze with a pre-built Laravel Package. Here are a few examples to show you how easy the setup is:
Eyewitness::ping('your-cron-token-here'); // or from artisan php artisan eyewitness:ping 'your-cron-token-here'
and for queues
php artisan eyewitness:queue 'your-queue-token-here' 'queue-name-here'
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