This php library makes it simple to send stats you care about to a statsd daemon and has a little more functionality (and tests) than Etsy's default PHP implementation.
The biggest difference is the addition of a Queue which can be paused and flushed. This allows you to track hundreds of stats in a short time while still only sending one UDP packet at the end of whatever it is you are doing.
This is meant to be subclassed and the static
require('StatsD.php'); StatsD::increment("something"); StatsD::timing("something", $time); StatsD::gauge("something", $value); // Arbitrary valued counters (instead of inc / dec) StatsD::updateStat("something", 42, 0.1); // 0.1 sample rate // Buffer UDP output packets StatsD::pauseStatsOutput(); // Bunch of StatsD::increment() or others // Sends one UDP packet instead of one for each call StatsD::flushStatsOutput();