This Week in devot:ee #112 - March 20, 2014
March 20, 2014
by Ryan Masuga
Three new add-ons. The Lamplighter add-on will take the place of devot:ee Monitor.
The Lamplighter Add-on Will Take the Place of devot:ee Monitor
The devot:ee Monitor has been a very popular add-on since we launched it in April 2012. As part of our bigger vision for how EE developers can monitor and update their add-ons, we're retiring Monitor and moving our development time and effort to the Lamplighter add-on, which will take the place of Monitor. Lamplighter includes all the functionality of devot:ee Monitor. Monitor's final version is the current one: 1.2.4.
We encourage you to switch out any devot:ee Monitor installs you have with Lamplighter (v1.1.2+) at your earliest convenience. devot:ee Monitor will no longer be patched or updated. It will continue to work until the end of June 2014.
The Lamplighter add-on is part of the Lamplighter.io website monitoring service, but there is no need to sign up for Lamplighter.io to use the add-on. We (that is, the Masuga Design team) are responsible for both devot-ee.com and lamplighter.io, so you can be sure that the support and updates we previously brought to the Monitor will continue with the Lamplighter add-on.
You will not notice much difference in the add-on. The basic monitoring functionality that you've come to be so familiar with in devot:ee Monitor remains free and looks identical in Lamplighter. Just install Lamplighter like you would have installed devot:ee Monitor. You will notice an additional module now, which you don't need to do anything with unless you're using the Lamplighter service.
We have plans to make this add-on much more useful to those of you who do have Lamplighter accounts, but again: install it for free and enjoy the overall view of your add-ons on a site-by-site basis, just as you did with Monitor.
If you're interested in monitoring all of your sites (including non-EE ones) in a single place, we encourage you to check out lamplighter.io.
New Add-ons This Week
Str To Time by Ahmad Saad
Returns a Unix timestamp from a date string.
Mailto by Digi Nut
The Mailto plugin constructs a properly encoded mailto: link URL with subject and body.
Red Carrot Debug by Red Carrot
An ExpressionEngine plugin that outputs useful data to help folks on StackExchange debug problems.