The Issues Inspector


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'gh_inspector'

And then execute:

$ bundle


The Inspector

To get started using The Issues Inspector, you will need to create an inspector instance. This class is main public API for querying issues.

Getting Started

Create an instance of GhInspector::Inspector, you can then ask it to search based on your raised exception, or as a direct query yourself.

require 'gh_inspector'
inspector = "orta", "eigen"
# Either use an error:
inspector.search_exception an_error,
# Or use a specific query:
inspector.search_query "Someone set us up the bomb"

By default this would output:

Looking for related issues on CocoaPods/CocoaPods...

  - undefined method `to_ary' for #<Pod::Specification name="iVersion">Did you mean? to_query [closed] [1 comment]

  - NoMethodError - undefined method `to_ary' for Pod EAIntroView [closed] [15 comments]

  - Do a search on GitHub for issues relating to a crash? [open] [3 comments]

and 10 more at:

Presenting Your Report

The default user interface for the inspector, its public API should be considered the protocol for other classes wanting to provide a user interface.

Your custom objects will be verified at runtime that they conform to the protocol.

You can see the default implementation at lib/evidence.rb.

Both search_query and search_exception take your custom delegate as a 2nd optional parameter.

require 'gh_inspector'
inspector = "orta", "eigen"
inspector.search_exception an_error,


require 'gh_inspector'
inspector = "fastlane", "fastlane"
inspector.search_query "Someone set us up the bomb",

Protocol for custom objects:

  • inspector_started_query(query, inspector) - Called just as the investigation has begun.
  • inspector_successfully_received_report(report, inspector) - Called once the inspector has received a report with more than one issue.
  • inspector_received_empty_report(report, inspector) - Called once the report has been received, but when there are no issues found.
  • inspector_could_not_create_report(error, query, inspector) - Called when there have been networking issues in creating the report.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

The usage section of this README is generated from inline documentation inside the classes, to update it run rake readme.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


I don't expect this project to grow too much, there's space around improving the search query for an exception, mainly. Other than that the project is effectively done and just needs some production usage to iron out any kinks. This project is well tested, and has zero dependencies.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at