Loadrunner - GitHub Webhook Server and Event Simulator

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Loadrunner is a multi-purpose utility for working with GitHub webhooks and statuses.

It provides these features:

  • A web server that responds to GitHub webhook events and can run any arbitrary script written in any language.
  • A command line utility for testing your webhook server configuration by sending simulated events.
  • A command line utility for sending status updates to pull requests.


$ gem install loadrunner

Getting Started

  1. Download the hooks directory from this repository, as an example. This directory contains several hook examples.
  2. Make sure that all files within that folder are executable.
  3. Start the server (from the hooks parent directory): loadrunner server
  4. In another terminal, send a sample webhook event: `loadrunner event localhost:3000 myrepo push master

The server should respond with a detailed JSON response, specifying what hooks were executed (executed_hooks) and what hooks could have been executed, if they were defined in the hooks folder (matching_hooks).

For more options, see the documentation or run

$ loadrunner --help

Building Hooks

When running the server, it will look for hooks (executable scripts) in the ./hooks directory, using one of these format:

hooks/<repo name>/global
hooks/<repo name>/<event type>
hooks/<repo name>/<event type>@branch=<branch name>
hooks/<repo name>/<event type>@tag=<tag name>
hooks/<repo name>/<event type>@tag

For example:

hooks/myrepo/[email protected]=master
hooks/myrepo/[email protected]=release
hooks/myrepo/[email protected]

When none of the hooks are found, Loadrunner will respond with a list of hooks it was looking for, so you can use this response to figure out what it needs.

The hooks can be written in any language, and should simply be executable.

Environment Variables

These environment variables are available to your hooks:


Using as a Rack or Sinatra mount

If you wish to mount the Loadrunner server under another Rack or Sinatra application, use the Loadrunner::Server as the handler.

# config.ru
require "loadrunner/server"

map "/github" do
  run Loadrunner::Server

run YourOwnApp

Sending Pull Request status from Ruby code

You may use the Loadrunner::Status class to update the status of a GitHub pull request.

First, make sure that your GitHub API access token is set in the environment variable GITHUB_ACCESS_TOKEN.

require 'loadrunner/status'

response = Loadrunner::Status.update repo: 'user/repo', 
  sha: 'commit sha string', 
  state: :pending,  # :pending :success :failure :error
  context: "My Hooks Server",
  description: "Jobs have not started yet",
  url: "http://example.com"

Only repo, sha and state are required, the rest arguments are optional.

Running with Docker

You can run both the server and the client using Docker.

# Server
$ docker run -p3000:3000 dannyben/loadrunner server

# Client
$ docker run dannyben/loadrunner event http://webhook.server.com repo push

If you wish to connect the client to the server you are running through Docker, you can do something like this:

$ docker run --network host dannyben/loadrunner event http://localhost:3000 repo push

See also: The docker-compose file.