Chrome DevTools vs. Sentry

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chrome DevTools
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Chrome DevTools is a set of authoring, debugging, and profiling tools built into Google Chrome.N/A
Sentry
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Sentry provides engineering teams with tools to detect and solve user-impacting bugs and other issues.
$26
per month
Pricing
Chrome DevToolsSentry
Editions & Modules
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Team
$26
per month
Business
$80
per month
Developer
Free
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Chrome DevToolsSentry
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Chrome DevToolsSentry
Considered Both Products
Chrome DevTools
Chose Chrome DevTools
Although it uses a lot of memory, we chose Chrome DevTools over Sentry since it comes pre-installed with the browser and has better performance overall. Manipulating the Document Object Model (DOM) and pseudo-classes in Chrome DevTools is a breeze, and you can even do it from …
Sentry

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Chrome DevToolsSentry
Small Businesses
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Score 9.1 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Score 9.1 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Score 9.1 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Chrome DevToolsSentry
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(25 ratings)
8.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Chrome DevToolsSentry
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Chrome DevTools is best for web developers, front end designers and anyone who is developing a website. It's great for SEO optimization to get advice and info on the assets and resources the website uses and how it performs. Also great for checking if your website is mobile friendly. Great for debugging
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Sentry
Great for standard web application performance monitoring, analytics and error reporting. Shows line level code errors, gives insight into performance issues (plugins, API issues, etc.). Automation and scheduled scanning in production gives client visibility into 'after deployment' value. Also lets a relatively small number of developers keep tabs on a handful of different site/applications without needing a bunch of tools. The UI is pretty complicated and can be overwhelming for new users. Documentation could be better for the learning curve,
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Pros
Google
  • Provides clear, easy to understand, and actionable intelligence on how the browser is retrieving, parsing and rendering the page.
  • Covers a wide gamut of front-end development tasks, from manipulating CSS rules to line-by-line debugging of JavaScript to helpful page and server insights.
  • Continuously incorporates new tools and helpful features. With nearly every major Chrome release there is a "What's new" update with at least one or two useful items.
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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.
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Cons
Google
  • I think the layout is too complex, it should be simpler and easy to use for an average developer.
  • I would like more tools for CSS oriented development like Grid Helpers, Flux containers, CSS animations, etc.
  • I would like a better tool for errors, like telling me what to do if I find a JS problem, CSS problem or a wrong redirection.
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Sentry
  • Alert Configuration. Would be really helpful to have multiple logical groupings within the "If" section of a single configurable alert.
  • Alert Copying. Being able to copy an alert from one project to another would be super beneficial.
  • Alert Tags. Better UI around how we select which tags are getting sent with each alert instead of a tiny text box.
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Usability
Google
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.
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Sentry
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Support Rating
Google
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.
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Sentry
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Alternatives Considered
Google
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.
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Sentry
We used Rollbar but didn't like the configuration its not easy. And also doesn't support wide features like Sentry although its a cheaper option but doesn't have the dash-boarding like Sentry and its was not easy to integrate webhooks for different purposes. Somehow many people in company where not able to understand Rollbar dashboard who were very much used to Sentry.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • One major positive impact that using Chrome DevTools has on business is the ability to test your page on multiple devices, screen sizes, and user agents. You can do a lot of QA testing from chrome and that saves time.
  • Since DevTools is a free product that comes bundled within another free product I don't see any negative impact that derives from its use.
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Sentry
  • It helped stabilize our system in the beginning
  • We had to take it down later due to internal reasons and majorly because of cost-cutting process
  • If someone has a unstable system and have no way to figure out what to do, can use sentry at least temporarily along with some other APM to fix their system faster
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