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Airbrake vs Bugsnag: What are the differences?

Developers describe Airbrake as "Airbrake captures and groups errors in Ruby, iOS, Django, PHP & more". Airbrake collects errors for your applications in all major languages and frameworks. We alert you to new errors and give you critical context, trends and details needed to find and fix errors fast. On the other hand, Bugsnag is detailed as "Bugsnag provides production error monitoring and management for front-end, mobile and back-end applications". Bugsnag captures errors from your web, mobile and back-end applications, providing instant visibility into user impact. Diagnostic data and tools are included to help your team prioritize, debug and fix exceptions fast.

Airbrake and Bugsnag can be primarily classified as "Exception Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Airbrake are:

  • Dupe Detection- Developers will only receive an email once when an error occurs — rather than getting buried under an error email avalanche.
  • Auto Resolve- An action on each application deployment — that way developers can focus on the problems that exist today, not the ones from last month.
  • Github Aware- Airbrake is github-aware, and can link code in your Airbrake error stack traces to the corresponding locations on github.

On the other hand, Bugsnag provides the following key features:

  • Root cause error grouping
  • Support for over 50 languages and platforms including JavaScript, iOS, Android, Python, Ruby and Java
  • Real-time alerting to chat, email or SMS

"Reliable" is the top reason why over 26 developers like Airbrake, while over 46 developers mention "Lots of 3rd party integrations" as the leading cause for choosing Bugsnag.

LinkedIn, Square, and Coinbase are some of the popular companies that use Bugsnag, whereas Airbrake is used by Stack Exchange, thoughtbot, and Mailgun. Bugsnag has a broader approval, being mentioned in 295 company stacks & 49 developers stacks; compared to Airbrake, which is listed in 91 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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Pros of Airbrake
Pros of Bugsnag
  • 28
    Reliable
  • 25
    Consolidates similar errors
  • 22
    Easy setup
  • 15
    Slack Integration
  • 10
    Github Integration
  • 7
    Email notifications
  • 6
    Includes a free plan
  • 5
    Android Application to view errors.
  • 4
    Search and filtering
  • 4
    Shows request parameters
  • 2
    Heroku integration
  • 45
    Lots of 3rd party integrations
  • 42
    Really reliable
  • 37
    Includes a free plan
  • 25
    No usage or rate limits
  • 23
    Design
  • 21
    Slack integration
  • 21
    Responsive support
  • 19
    Free tier
  • 11
    Unlimited
  • 6
    No Rate
  • 5
    Email notifications
  • 3
    Great customer support
  • 3
    React Native
  • 3
    Integrates well with Laravel
  • 3
    Reliable, great UI and insights, used for all our apps

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Cons of Airbrake
Cons of Bugsnag
  • 0
    Rejects error report if non-latin characters exists
  • 1
    Error grouping doesn't always work

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What is Airbrake?

Airbrake collects errors for your applications in all major languages and frameworks. We alert you to new errors and give you critical context, trends and details needed to find and fix errors fast.

What is Bugsnag?

Bugsnag captures errors from your web, mobile and back-end applications, providing instant visibility into user impact. Diagnostic data and tools are included to help your team prioritize, debug and fix exceptions fast.

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