Share logs to non-ssh users.
Requestb.in is fantastic for debugging client HTTP requests. Conversely, TailTub is great for giving testers a window into how their API requests are being processed after hitting the server.
> tail -f application.log | grep user_5 | tailtub
MyLogMethod('user_5 GET /users/1 input : ' + json_encode($input) );
Monitor long-running processes on the go.
Tailtub is mobile friendly. Create a TailTub process that alerts you of errors and warnings. Then bookmark the tailtub link on your mobile.
> tail -f error_log | tailtub
The Who & Why
I'm Stephen Rhyne. I live between Austin and San Antonio.
For the last 6 years I've been building and growing WebPDI.com and ConveYour.com. All the while, I've been dreaming about building tools that empower fellow developers (vs the less technical audiences I have right now). I've struggled to believe my own gut feelings about industry trends and opportunities. TailTub is my first attempt to bring value to the developer community and man does it feel good!
If you are a developer looking to build tools and products for others, I would love to hear from you! Oh, and thanks for checking out TailTub.
What's Next for TailTub
Here are some ideas I'm toying with...
- Automatic parsing of JSON, print_r, var_dump, inspect etc formatted variables
- Advanced filtering in the browser
- Authenticated tubs
- Webhooks! If X number of instances match in the last minute send to Zapier or something like that..
- Embedded, whitelabel tubs! A user starts a long running process like an import. You embed the TailTub link right into the page to show the user progress on the import! Supes' easy real-time log!
- How will you use it?