itsgoingd/clockwork

php dev tools integrated to your browser


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What is Clockwork?

Clockwork is a browser extension, providing tools for debugging and profiling your PHP applications, including request data, application log, database queries, routes, visualisation of application runtime and more.

Clockwork uses a server-side component, that gathers all the data and easily integrates with any PHP project, including out-of-the-box support for major frameworks.

Read more and try it out on the Clockwork website.

This repository contains the server-side component of Clockwork.

Installation

This readme contains installation and usage instructions for the Laravel framework, for other integrations check out the Clockwork website.

Install the Clockwork library via Composer.

$ composer require itsgoingd/clockwork

If you are running the latest Laravel version, congratulations you are done!

For Laravel versions older than 5.5, you'll need to register the service provider, in your config/app.php:

'providers' => [
	...
	Clockwork\Support\Laravel\ClockworkServiceProvider::class
]

By default, Clockwork will only be available in debug mode, you can change this and other settings in the configuration file. Use the vendor:publish Artisan command to publish the configuration file into your config directory.

Clockwork comes with a clock() helper function, which provides an easy way to add records to the Clockwork log and events to the timeline.

If you prefer to use a Facade, add following to your config/app.php:

'aliases' => [
	...
	'Clockwork' => Clockwork\Support\Laravel\Facade::class,
]

Note: If you are using Laravel route cache, you will need to refresh it using the route:cache Artisan command.

Usage

To interact with the data collected by Clockwork, you will need to

Clockwork comes with a clock() helper function, which provides an easy way to add records to the Clockwork log or events to the timeline.

You can also access Clockwork using the Clockwork facade, resolving from the container app('clockwork') or typehinting Clockwork\Clockwork.

Logging

All data logged using the Laravel log methods will also appear in the Clockwork log tab for the request.

You can also use the Clockwork log directly, with the benefit of rich logging capabilities. You can safely log any variable, from a simple string to an object.

Logging data to Clockwork can be done using the helper function, which even supports logging multiple values at once

clock(User::first(), auth()->user(), $username)

If you want to specify a log level, you can use the long-form call

clock()->info("User {$username} logged in!")

Timeline

Clockwork adds some general application runtime timeline events for you by default.

To add a custom event to the timeline, you'll need to start an event with an unique name and description first.

clock()->startEvent('twitter-api-call', "Loading users latest tweets via Twitter API")

After executing the tracked block of code, you can end the event, using it's unique name.

clock()->endEvent('twitter-api-call')

Events that are not stopped explicitly will simply finish when the application runtime ends.

Configuration

By default, Clockwork will only be available in debug mode, you can change this and more settings in the configuration file.

You can publish the configuration file using the vendor:publish artisan command to

  • set when Clockwork should be enabled
  • enable or disable the web UI
  • configure how the request metadata is stored
  • set what data should be collected

Licence

Copyright (c) 2013 Miroslav Rigler

MIT License

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.