As the Hawkular-services distribution only contains the server and not UI on purpose, I had the need to explore the content of the inventory and metrics. Of course this is easily doable via
curl commands, but ever so often I mistyped or did not correctly escape the forbidden characters in a URL.
At around the same time I intensivated my work on the Hawkular Ruby client, so I started creating some tool in Ruby. I was looking first at some other Ruby UI toolkit, but that did not really please me. After a bit of investigation I came around JRubyFX, which is cool, as it combines Ruby with JavaFX.