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Wolfpack v3

07th Apr 2014 Things are starting to hang together - core and contrib plugins stable. Dashboard Adapter contrib project almost useable - this will allow Wolfpack to automatically format and push any notification generated to a supported dashboard (targets are Periscope, Kibana and DashKu). Added cool Send Notification page to UI - allows you to generate a notification and post it to the local Wolfpack.

25th Mar 2014 Ok, starting to motor on v3 release...just did a major update of the source and will refresh the nuget packages ASAP.

25th Feb 2013 Wolfpack's last release was 10 months ago...in that time I have been busy re-engineering Wolfpack; based on feedback from the community I have been updating it to address some of the pain points or weaknesses with the core design. After a lot of work I now have a stable core system and have released the source to the repo, however as with all software the documentation is also important so I have started this page as a placeholder for the new v3 documentation and for general help/info for anyone brave enough to jump into playing about with the v3 source.

Officially v2.4 is still the current release but with awesome new features in v3 like the NotificationHub, Web Interface and SignalR real-time notification support I will be working as fast as possible to get v3 polished up and released!

v2.x Documentation

There is fairly comprehensive documentation to support Wolfpack - however if you think something needs more detail or doesn't explain how it works then please get in touch so I can get you moving and improve it.

Basics

  • Getting Started - information on how to install/uninstall Wolfpack.
    • Updating Wolfpack - information on how to update your Wolfpack installation and install new plug-ins.
  • Health Checks - information on the built-in Health Checks that Wolfpack ships with.
    • NotificationModes - (NOT RELEASED YET, WILL BE LAUNCHED IN v3 OR GRAB SOURCE FROM REPO TO PLAY WITH NOW) provides details on how the alerts emitted by a HealthCheck can be "shaped" - this feature allows you to tailor when/why and frequency of alerts.
  • Publishers - information on how to setup each type of publisher.
  • Activities - information on the built-in Activities that Wolfpack ships with including how to connect Wolfpack to Geckoboard to create an instant dashboard for your system.
  • How To - tries to answer common questions and setup scenarios you have with Wolfpack.

Advanced Features

  • AppStats - use this page to found out how Wolfpack can be used to record your application stats and KPI's.
  • Build Analytics - use this page to set up Wolfpack to monitor your build (TeamCity supported so far) and then extract and display NCover, SpecFlow & StoryQ statistics in Geckoboard.
  • Owl Energy Monitor - information on setting up an Owl home/office energy monitor and integrating it with Wolfpack and Geckoboard.

Roadmap/Incubating

I've got some longer term ideas for Wolfpack and I'm starting to get suggestions for features and improvements from Wolfpack users - so I have started a Roadmap page to keep a track of them and give a clear view of the direction it's going in. To help flesh out individual ideas I'll start a discussion thread here (prefixed "Incubating") - this gives everyone a chance to contribute to the discussion of what it is and how to design/develop it.

Contrib

Wolfpack now has a contrib project! :) Started by Rob Gibbens (@RobGibbens) it extends Wolfpack to provide new Health Checks and Publishers (email, MongoDb) and goes without saying the NuGet packages are available too (just search for "wolfpack")! Nice one Rob!

Thank you!

  • Massive thanks to the awesome folks at JetBrains for supporting the Open Source Software community and granting the Wolfpack project licences to its superb ReSharper and dotTrace products..."Wolfpack is developed faster with ReSharper!"
  • Pixel Mixer for the cool agent_small.png logo/icon (via the awesome http://www.iconfinder.com)
  • Paul (@geckoboard) for help getting me hooked up to his incredible Geckoboard dashboard
  • VisualPharm for the AppStats line chart icon
  • Oliver Scholtz for message graphic
  • Rob Gibbens for his work on the NuGet packages and contrib projects (Oracle, Mongo etc)

Last edited Apr 7 at 10:37 PM by jimbobdog, version 27