Airbrake – The art of fingerpointing

Ronan


Airbrake is a great tool for identifying errors generated by other apps all in one place. I guess if you’re the offending app you might call it a rat, snitch, stool pigeon or fink – but to the rest of us it’s the canary in the coal mine that can save your butt.

As of today you can view Airbrake errors from within Pivotal Tracker and link activity back into Airbrake as a Tracker comment on the error it’s self.

The folks at Airbrake have explained in detail the two stage setup required to integrate Tracker with their app. Check it out here. If you’re new to Airbrake, it’s free for 30 days, so give it a try and tell us what you think.

7 Comments

  1. Aaron Jensen says:

    Neat idea, unfortunately it’s pretty busted. The links from pivotal don’t actually work, they just take you to a broken domain: http://airbrake.io (no slash) or to a page that simply redirects you to your project: http://airbrake.io/errors/.

    August 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

  2. reni says:

    thanks

    August 31, 2012 at 12:34 am

  3. Saadat says:

    BAM! there’s some great customer service for ya!

    September 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

  4. Brad says:

    Canary in a coalmine you say? Thats what we were thinking when we developed Coalmine, an error monitoring service similar to Airbrake, but with better searching and notifications. https://getcoalmine.com/

    September 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  5. Matthew Ratzloff says:

    > Airbrake is a great tool for identifying errors generated by other apps all in one place. I guess if you’re the offending app you might call it a rat, snitch, stool pigeon or fink – but to the rest of us it’s the canary in the coal mine that can save your butt.

    Ronan, that’s pretty funny–I actually cofounded an Airbrake competitor named Coalmine (getcoalmine.com). Our mascot is even a canary! Great minds? :-)

    September 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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