The Self Update has arrived at Krater along with Explain Queries to debug your project's database queries in greater detail!
Looking to improve the user experience of MoonGuard Filament Plugin, we realized that the only way to know when a site is under maintenance is by reviewing its configuration, which motivated us to add an indicator in the "sites stats" of the dashboard, we also contemplated that there was no mechanism that would allow us to eliminate very old exceptions in the database, those that occurred a long time ago and that we could consider as irrelevant information.
In this article we will explore how we add the functionality.
Adding maintenance indicator
Normally we use these site stats to visualize the uptime, ssl-certificate and number of exceptions that our sites have, so we had the idea to improve this by adding an indicator of when the sites are under maintenance.
To achieve this, we update our Filament widget
site-stats-widget.blade.php by adding a conditional
that is executed when there is a date of the
down_for_maintenance_at property of the
We also updated the widget components
item.blade.php so that they are not activated when in maintenance in
order not to confuse us and improve the user experience.
The final result was the following.
These small details are what polish and improve the user experience using MoonGuard.
If you want to see more detailed code you can see the PR on Github.
Add command to clean exceptions
We have a productive MoonGuard in which we have been testing its functionalities for the last 2-3 months with real projects and we realized that we needed a way to clean (automatically) very old exceptions that were no longer relevant, so we decided to create a new command and schedule it in the server scheduler to run periodically.
We created the command
DeleteOldExceptionCommand , where all those exceptions that are older
than the time specified in the MoonGuard configuration are deleted periodically:
class Kernel extends ConsoleKernel
protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)
This command works similar to the other MoonGuard commands (The
CheckSslCertificateCommand) you can schedule the execution of this command or use the
MoonGuardCommandsScheduler if you want to schedule these three commands:
protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule): void
'* * * * *', // <-- Uptime Check Cron
'* * * * *', //<-- SSL Certificate Check Cron
'* * * * *' //<-- [Optional] Delete Exceptions Cron
For more information on programming these commands you can visit the MoonGuard documentation.
You can also read in detail the related changes in this PR on GitHub.
If you want to learn more about MoonGuard Filament Plugin, we invite you to read our book MoonGuard: The Software Creator's Journey V2 where we talk in detail about how we created each of the MoonGuard features as a Filament v3 plugin.
Since the last release of the MoonGuard Filament Plugin, we have been updating our tool to make it more useful for Laravel developers.
On this occasion, we realized within MoonGuard's internal Slack channel that we were not receiving notifications for exceptions from different team projects, and we were also receiving duplicate notifications for uptime and SSL-certificate.
In this post, we want to tell you how we solved these issues and what we learned.
In previous versions of the MoonGuard Filament Plugin, the team used Slack notifications to monitor different internal applications and test features of the MoonGuard package. However, these notifications were configured to be sent repeatedly to the same channel for each registered user, which presented a problem.
Discover the latest updates from Krater to improve your user experience!
We have released a series of enhancements that will allow you to make the most of its functionality. Here are the key features:
Hello! If you have been following our articles, you may remember reading that Krater was being developed with Rust using Tauri. However, this is no longer the case because a few months ago we made the decision to migrate the entire project to Wails (Golang). In this article, we will discuss our experience and why we made such a risky decision to migrate an entire application from one language to another.
Hello! Recently, we published and shared our latest great product with the world called Krater, a cross-platform desktop application that can take your debugging and development experience with Laravel to the next level. In this article, I would like to share with you the reasons behind the existence of Krater, what it aims to solve, its benefits, and where it is heading in the future.
We have been working on this for months and now we are excited to introduce the MoonGuard ecosystem, a stack of tools designed to improve your development experience in local and monitor your Laravel applications in production.
Have you noticed how tedious it is to monitor multiple websites? It's a tedious task because you always have to use different external services to check the uptime, detect system problems, server capacity, etc. And as the number of sites grows, these services become more expensive.
But what if you could do all that in one place and with just one software? That's exactly what we've created with MoonGuard! It's a Filament plugin that allows you to monitor all your sites from one location, in the Filament admin panel.