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This module will mined heroku dyno related events out of a syslog file.

Get Started

To get started with this module you need to enable log sink on your heroku instance, this will send all the logs from your application to a syslog server, which will write this to a file.

To read the a syslog file and create a model representing the state of your application, while also consuming service related events.

var fs = require('fs')
var split = require('split')
var LogParser = require('heroku-events')
// model for dynos hosts 
var model = {}
var logParser = new LogParser(model)
    .on('app-discovered', function(app){
        console.log('app-discovered', app)
    .on('app-change', function(app){
        console.log('app-change', app)
var st = fs.createReadStream('/var/log/heroku.log')

The events which are currently fired are:

  • app-discovered - Fired when a new log sink identifier is detected indicating a new app was discovered.
  • app-change - Fired when a heroku dyno state change is read.
  • dyno-up - Fired when an up heroku dyno state change is read.
  • dyno-down - Fired when a down heroku dyno state change is read.
  • dyno-starting - Fired when a starting heroku dyno state change is read.
  • dyno-crashed - Fired when a crashed heroku dyno state change is read.

Future Work

Need to:

  • rewrite the two core parts to simplify and clean up how the parsing and events work.