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Mindscape’s Raygunis a web based error management system that keeps track of exceptions coming from your apps. It supports...
•Errorgrouping-Everyoccurrenceofabugispresentedwithinonegroupwithaccesstosingleinstancesofit,includingitsstacktrace. 
•Ful...
Started as a side-project, Sentry is an open-sourceweb based solution that serves as a real time event logging and aggrega...
•See the impact of new deploys in real time 
•Provide support to specific users interrupted by an error 
•Detect and thwar...
Unlike most of the other tools, Takipiis far more than a stack trace prettifier. Takipiwas built with a simple objective i...
•Detect –Caught/uncaught exceptions, Http and logged errors. 
•Prioritize –How often errors happen across your cluster, if...
Another tool that has put exception tracking on its eyesightsis Rackspace’s Airbrake, taking on the mission of “No More Se...
•Detailed stack traces, grouping by error type, users and environment variables 
•Team productivity -Filter importance err...
Currently in beta, Stack Hunter provides a self hosted tool to track your Java exceptions. A change of scenery from the pa...
•Asingleselfhostedwebinterfacetoviewallexceptions 
•Collectionsofstacktracedataandcontextincludingkeymetricssuchastotalexc...
Another approach to error tracking worth mentioning is used by ABRT, an open-source project developed by Red Hat. ABRT is ...
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5 Error Tracking Tools Java Developers Should Know
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5 Error Tracking Tools Java Developers Should Know

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An overview of the modern error tracking tools for Java developers: Raygun, Sentry, Takipi, Airbrake and Stack Hunter
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5 Error Tracking Tools Java Developers Should Know

  1. 1. Mindscape’s Raygunis a web based error management system that keeps track of exceptions coming from your apps. It supports various desktop, mobile and web programming languages, including Java, Scala, .NET, Python, PHP, and JavaScript. www.takipi.com
  2. 2. •Errorgrouping-Everyoccurrenceofabugispresentedwithinonegroupwithaccesstosingleinstancesofit,includingitsstacktrace. •Fulltextsearch-Errorgroupsandallcollecteddataissearchable. •Viewappactivity-Everyactiononanerrorgroupisdisplayedforallyourteamtosee: statusupdates,commentsandmore •Affectedusers-Countsofaffectedusersappearbyeacherror •Externalintegrations-Github,Bitbucket, Asana,JIRA,HipChatandmanymore. TouseRaygunwithJava,you’llneedtoaddsomedependenciestoyourpom.xmlfileifyou’reusingMavenoraddthejarsmanually.ThesecondstepwouldbetoaddanUncaughtExceptionHandlerthatwouldcreateaninstanceofRaygunClientandsendyourexceptionstoit.Inaddition,youcanalsoaddcustomdatafieldstoyourexceptionsandsendthemtogethertoRaygun.Thefullwalkthroughisavailablehere. https://raygun.io Key Features The Java angle www.takipi.com
  3. 3. Started as a side-project, Sentry is an open-sourceweb based solution that serves as a real time event logging and aggregation platform. It monitors errors and displays when, where and to whom they happen, promising to do so without relying solely on user feedback. www.takipi.com
  4. 4. •See the impact of new deploys in real time •Provide support to specific users interrupted by an error •Detect and thwart fraud as its attempted - notifications of unusual amounts of failures on purchases, authentication, and other sensitive areas •External Integrations -GitHub, HipChat, Heroku, and many more Sentry’sJavaclientiscalledRavenandsupportsmajorexistingloggingframeworkslikejava.util.logging,Log4j,Log4j2andLogbackwithSlf4j.AnindependentmethodtosendeventsdirectlytoSentryisalsoavailable.TosetupSentryforJavawithLogbackforexample,you’llneedtoaddthedependenciesmanuallyorthroughMaven,thenaddanewSentryappenderconfigurationandyou’regoodtodo.Instructionsareavailablehere. https://www.getsentry.com/ Key Features The Java angle www.takipi.com
  5. 5. Unlike most of the other tools, Takipiis far more than a stack trace prettifier. Takipiwas built with a simple objective in mind: Telling developers exactly when and why production code breaks. Whenever a new exception is thrown or a log error occurs –Takipicaptures it and shows you the variable state which caused it, across methods and machines. Takipiwill overlay this over the actual code which executed at the moment of error –so you can analyze the exception as if you were there when it happened. www.takipi.com
  6. 6. •Detect –Caught/uncaught exceptions, Http and logged errors. •Prioritize –How often errors happen across your cluster, if they involve new or modified code, and whether that rate is increasing. •Analyze –See the actual code and variable state, even across different machines and applications. •Easy to install –No code or configuration changes needed. •Less than 2% overhead. Takipiwas built for production environments in Java and Scala. The installation takes less than 1min, and includes attaching a Java agent to your JVM. https://www.takipi.com/ Key Features The Java angle www.takipi.com
  7. 7. Another tool that has put exception tracking on its eyesightsis Rackspace’s Airbrake, taking on the mission of “No More Searching Log Files”. It provides users with a web based interface that includes a dashboard with error details and an application specific view. www.takipi.com
  8. 8. •Detailed stack traces, grouping by error type, users and environment variables •Team productivity -Filter importance errors from the noise •Team collaboration -See who’s causing bugs and whose fixing them •External Integrations -HipChat, GitHub, JIRA, Pivotal and over 30 more Airbrake officially supports only Log4j, although a Logbacklibrary is also available. Log4j2 support is currently lacking. The installation procedure is similar to Sentry, adding a few dependencies manually or through Maven, adding an appender, and you’re ready to start. Similarly, a direct way to send messages to Airbrake is also available with AirbrakeNoticeand AirbrakeNotifier. More details are available here. https://airbrake.io/ Key Features The Java angle www.takipi.com
  9. 9. Currently in beta, Stack Hunter provides a self hosted tool to track your Java exceptions. A change of scenery from the past hosted tools. Other than that, it aims to provide a similar feature set to inform developers of their exceptions and help solve them faster. www.takipi.com
  10. 10. •Asingleselfhostedwebinterfacetoviewallexceptions •Collectionsofstacktracedataandcontextincludingkeymetricssuchastotalexceptions,uniqueexceptions,usersaffected,&sessionsaffected •Instantemailalertswhenexceptionsoccur •Exceptionsgroupingbyrootcause Built specifically for Java, StackHunterruns on any servlet container running Java 6 or above. Installation includes running StackHunteron a local servlet, configuring an outgoing mail server for alerts, and configuring the application you’re wishing to log. Full instructions are available here. http://stackhunter.com/ Key Features The Java angle www.takipi.com
  11. 11. Another approach to error tracking worth mentioning is used by ABRT, an open-source project developed by Red Hat. ABRT is an automatic bug detection and reporting tool from the Fedoraecosystem, unlike the 5 tools we covered here, this one is intended to be used not only by app developers -but their users as well. Reporting bugs back to Red Hat with richer context that otherwise would have been harder to understand and debug. SupportforJavaexceptionsisstillinitsproofofconceptstage.AJavaconnectordevelopedbyJakubFilákisavailablehere https://github.com/abrt/abrt The Java angle Bonus : ABRT www.takipi.com
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