As we've already covered, Dashing uses a series of scheduled jobs written in Ruby that will collect any data that we are interested in. A library called
rufus-scheduler controls the scheduling; the
rufus-scheduler library allows for great flexibility as to when and how jobs are run, meaning that you could have a lightweight job that scrapes data from a public API and runs every five seconds, and another job that will run every 30 minutes and perform a heavy query on a database.
We're going to create a single job called
puppet.rb, and this Ruby code is going to perform the following actions: