In an attempt to learn some Groovy and Gradle I wrote an implementation of a Statsd client in groovy. It’s similar to other statsd clients in other languages and supports the typical increment(), decrement(), and timing() methods.
It’s not available on Maven Central or via Grape at this time, which will be a future learning exercise. In the meantime you can download a pre-built .jar or the source code from github:
For more background on Statsd, check out this blog article from Etsy: Measure Anything, Measure Everything