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Likelihood to Recommend

Chrome DevTools

We utilize DevTools heavily while developing the front-end of a website. By default, it provides a helpful hierarchical view of the Document Object Model (DOM) alongside a linked pane of applicable CSS rules. It is by far the easiest way to try out combinations of HTML and CSS while developing an existing site, and even rivals dedicated environments and sandboxes for isolated experimentation (i.e. when not developing a full website). It gives the developer complete control over everything client-side (i.e. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). Would these CSS rules I'm tinkering with work better if they were nested under another <div>? I'll just modify the DOM, add the rules to it, and find out -- all within DevTools.DevTools is also irreplaceable helpful for debugging issues -- whether HTML/CSS related, JavaScript, or even in the loading process of a page. You have to know how to use it, but if you do DevTools gives you all of the tools you need.
Taylor Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

[Sentry] is honestly an amazing product. It allows us to detect errors in real time complete with stack traces and any extra accompanying information the developer wants to provide in the alert. With the alerting into Slack it has allowed us to quickly triage and tag in people who need eyes on a specific issue. It would be really useful in any Saas product environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Chrome DevTools

  • It includes a powerful Javascript console to interact to the website to test JS code, add new code, for modifying existing values or functions, etc. You can control all the JS code in the website from there.
  • It has a great tool to check a site's assets loading, to see any loading errors, missing resources, redirections, etc.
  • Their CSS editor is great to add new rules, update existing rules, etc. I like how you can see all applied changes in the website without refreshing the browser.
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

  • Great web interface. Lots of data available in a really clean format, with filtering options and more.
  • Per-user exception tracking. User is complaining about something being broken? Look up their account ID in Sentry and you can see if they've run into any exceptions (with device information included, of course).
  • Source map uploading. Took a little while to figure this out but now we have our deploy script upload sourcemaps to Sentry on each deployment, meaning we get to see stack traces that aren't obfuscated!
  • Very generous free tier – 10,000 events per month. We're nowhere near that yet.
Luke Abbott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chrome DevTools

  • It would be nice in the elements panel, if clicking on a node scrolled the screen to that node. On some large pages its easy to get lost in the code and not know where the element you're inspecting resides on the screen.
  • It would be nice if, in addition to the console, there was a panel that behaved more like an editor instead of a command prompt. It may seem trivial but it would be very helpful when writing multi-line functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

  • Sentry rolls up exceptions that it feels are similar, but the logic to determine that similarity could be improved. It doesn't always merge exceptions that are similar.
  • The UI could be improved around projects; it would be nice to be able to group them by an environment.
  • Support for .NET could be improved, it required us to roll our own library to log to Sentry.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chrome DevTools

Chrome DevTools 8.0
Based on 1 answer
While Chrome DevTools are very powerful, it's not the easiest thing to use, as there are so many different tools built in. It takes some exploring to discover all the options possible within DevTools, but with a little exploring, the DevTools become a very powerful asset. Accessing the basic HTML and CSS inspection is very easy though, and that's the most common usage for the DevTools.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

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Support Rating

Chrome DevTools

Chrome DevTools 7.4
Based on 3 answers
I'm not entirely sure what to rate the support for DevTools, because I don't have any experience dealing with official customer support for DevTools. I would guess the primary support for DevTools would be in a Chrome forum. Typically if I have a question or issue, I am able to find an answer from doing a quick Google search. It's pretty widely used, so it's not difficult to find answers.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

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Alternatives Considered

Chrome DevTools

Chrome DevTools stacks up well against similar browser tools like those offered by Microsoft Edge and Firefox. It has plenty of strengths and while it may not stand out strongly from the crowd amongst its peers it has built a strong user base around it due to its constant improvement and the popularity of the Chrome browser. It is an easy pick for us to lean on for the majority of our front-end development needs.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

Sentry was cheaper and lighter weight/easier to deal with. New Relic always felt like it was slowing the site down some. I don’t think either has had any major negative impact, but Sentry always seemed better/faster. Also, Sentry doesn’t have contracts like New Relic does (typically 1 year).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chrome DevTools

  • Positive impact as there is faster troubleshooting
  • Another advance is having less CSS issues
  • Having a limited customisation and options could impact the productivity using the tool
  • It takes time and resources in large corporations to change the default browser which in MAC is Safari and in Windows is IE/Edge
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

  • This type of tool can prevent losing customers (ie money) if it is constructed properly
  • Also, you can predict the improvements or possible problems long before they happen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Chrome DevTools

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Chrome DevTools Editions & Modules

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Sentry

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sentry Editions & Modules

Edition
DeveloperFree
Team$262
Business$802
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
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