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Sentry Review!We use Sentry for monitoring all production web systems. Sentry solves a really important problem for us: in production, we'd like our services to automatically recover if (when) they go down, have errors, or throw exceptions. That's a problem from an error reporting perspective because we then lose failure state on reboot. Sentry helps us bridge this by logging and reporting production errors, so we can actively work to fix them, but don't have to worry about systems staying down while we work to triage.,Sentry doesn't just provide a list of errors and exceptions, but instead gives us a full stack trace to work from Internally, Sentry handles a lot of code versioning checks so we can see where errors originated from, and if deployed fixes are in fact working Sentry interfaces with existing reporting tools so we can respond to production exceptions in minutes, instead of when we find out about them in viewing logs,Very much a one-off tool; Sentry would be a lot nicer to use if it built out additional monitoring tools so we could run the entirely of our logging and reporting through their software Some of their documentation, particularly for the open source projects that drive error collection, can be lacking or inadequately communicated,9,Sentry has gotten us ahead of tackling any production errors as they happen, as a result, it's far more unusual for a customer to find out about a problem before we do -- normally, we can triage and deploy a fix before they even notice,OverOps, Airbrake, Raygun, PagerDuty and Pingdom,IBM Compose, PaperTrailSentry.io = no more "could you check your browser console, please?"We are using Sentry to help us capture, track, and mitigate issues with our website users. We have the client Javascript SDK (called Raven) loaded on each page load, and we're using the raven npm module on the server. Most of the exceptions get caught automatically, but we also use the manual error-tracking features in a few places where we want to track unwanted outcomes without throwing exceptions.,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.,Rollbar has more integrations with other services such as Help Scout. Would be nice if Sentry had as many. Can't search for users by username, even though I'm supplying one with the client SDK. I have to find their database ID first.,9,Error tracking is a must in any modern dynamic website or app. By looking into the error notifications I'm able to fix errors before anyone even has a chance to complain about them! Surprisingly, many website issues aren't showing up in Sentry, because they don't trigger exceptions. I'm interested in seeing if I can use Sentry to catch manually-triggered exceptions for "undesirable states" that my website can find itself in. Of course, that means I have to figure out how to have my client code recognize that it's in an undesirable state...,Rollbar,Google Analytics, MailChimp, SendGrid Marketing Email
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April 16, 2018

"Sentry Review!"

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We use Sentry for monitoring all production web systems. Sentry solves a really important problem for us: in production, we'd like our services to automatically recover if (when) they go down, have errors, or throw exceptions. That's a problem from an error reporting perspective because we then lose failure state on reboot. Sentry helps us bridge this by logging and reporting production errors, so we can actively work to fix them, but don't have to worry about systems staying down while we work to triage.
  • Sentry doesn't just provide a list of errors and exceptions, but instead gives us a full stack trace to work from
  • Internally, Sentry handles a lot of code versioning checks so we can see where errors originated from, and if deployed fixes are in fact working
  • Sentry interfaces with existing reporting tools so we can respond to production exceptions in minutes, instead of when we find out about them in viewing logs
  • Very much a one-off tool; Sentry would be a lot nicer to use if it built out additional monitoring tools so we could run the entirely of our logging and reporting through their software
  • Some of their documentation, particularly for the open source projects that drive error collection, can be lacking or inadequately communicated
Sentry is well-suited for any organizations with important production systems. The nice thing about it is it's an agnostic tool that can be used regardless of what kind of project you're working on -- you can just drop it in and start using it. The only real issue with it is that for clients with particular PaaS and LaaS restrictions, it may not be possible to allow code stack traces to be uploaded to third-party services.
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December 15, 2017

Review: "Sentry.io = no more "could you check your browser console, please?""

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Sentry to help us capture, track, and mitigate issues with our website users. We have the client Javascript SDK (called Raven) loaded on each page load, and we're using the raven npm module on the server. Most of the exceptions get caught automatically, but we also use the manual error-tracking features in a few places where we want to track unwanted outcomes without throwing exceptions.
  • 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.
  • Rollbar has more integrations with other services such as Help Scout. Would be nice if Sentry had as many.
  • Can't search for users by username, even though I'm supplying one with the client SDK. I have to find their database ID first.
Sentry supports a wide range of platforms and languages, so it seems well-suited to capture exceptions in many different kinds of apps and websites.
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Sentry provides engineering teams with tools to detect and solve user-impacting bugs and other issues.
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