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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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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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    Reviews of Airbrake and Bugsnag
    Avatar of LucyTurtle
    Software Developer at ND2A Group
    Review ofBugsnagBugsnag

    BugSnag's customer support has gone above and beyond for me! They got me a free shirt, and I am veyr impressed by thier error management system. Easy to work with, and makes location errors I may have missed quick and easy!

    Review ofBugsnagBugsnag

    It is really fine if you do not mind paying a bit. Much more reliable and better designed than the competition. Open source code for iOS tracker, helps a lot. Excellent online support.

    How developers use Airbrake and Bugsnag
    Avatar of StormFire Technologies
    StormFire Technologies uses AirbrakeAirbrake

    Efficiently trace and detect errors in the stack without having to explicitly setup error tracking for each action.

    Avatar of Tim Lucas
    Tim Lucas uses BugsnagBugsnag

    Bugsnag provides Rails and Sidekiq error tracking with email notifications on exceptions.

    Avatar of Grubster
    Grubster uses AirbrakeAirbrake

    A bug tracker and error tracking software integrated with our core product.

    Avatar of douglasresende
    douglasresende uses AirbrakeAirbrake

    I use to create tasks in Jira and notify me in HipChat!

    Avatar of Gums Up
    Gums Up uses BugsnagBugsnag

    Report and bug analysis on production environment.

    Avatar of RocketFuel
    RocketFuel uses AirbrakeAirbrake

    Airbrake is used for some of our API and UI code.

    Avatar of Lee Munroe
    Lee Munroe uses AirbrakeAirbrake

    Tracking errors and exceptions that occur.

    Avatar of njb-said
    njb-said uses BugsnagBugsnag

    Error tracking

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