Bugsnag vs Raygun: What are the differences?
What is Bugsnag? 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.
What is Raygun? Use Raygun to track, manage, and report your software errors. Raygun gives you a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications. Detect, diagnose and resolve issues that are affecting end users with greater speed and accuracy.
Bugsnag and Raygun belong to "Exception Monitoring" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Bugsnag are:
- Root cause error grouping
- Real-time alerting to chat, email or SMS
On the other hand, Raygun provides the following key features:
- Error, crash and performance monitoring, in one platform
- Support for every major programming language and platform
- Minutes to set up
"Lots of 3rd party integrations" is the top reason why over 46 developers like Bugsnag, while over 29 developers mention "Easy setup and brilliant features" as the leading cause for choosing Raygun.
Zendesk, Movielala, and UNION are some of the popular companies that use Bugsnag, whereas Raygun is used by Sellsuki, Captain Up, and dotmailer. Bugsnag has a broader approval, being mentioned in 295 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Raygun, which is listed in 44 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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I had narrowed it down to two tools LogRocket and Sentry (I also tried Bugsnag but it did not make the final two). Before I get into this I want to say that both of these tools are amazing and whichever you choose will suit your needs well.
I firstly decided to go with LogRocket the fact that they had a recorded screen capture of what the user was doing when the bug happened was amazing... I could go back and rewatch what the user did to replicate that error, this was fantastic. It was also very easy to setup and get going. They had options for React and Redux.js so you can track all your Redux.js actions. I had a fairly large Redux.js store, this was ended up being a issue, it killed the processing power on my machine, Chrome ended up using 2-4gb of ram, so I quickly disabled the Redux.js option.
After using LogRocket for a month or so I decided to switch to Sentry. I noticed that Sentry was openSorce and everyone was talking about Sentry so I thought I may as well give it a test drive. Setting it up was so easy, I had everything up and running within seconds. It also gives you the option to wrap an errorBoundry in React so get more specific errors. The simplicity of Sentry was a breath of fresh air, it allowed me find the bug that was shown to the user and fix that very simply. The UI for Sentry is beautiful and just really clean to look at, and their emails are also just perfect.
I have decided to stick with Sentry for the long run, I tested pretty much all the JS error loggers and I find Sentry the best.
I've used Raygun to track errors in HTML5 apps and WordPress themes. The integration was smooth and I was set up in minutes.
My only qualm at first was that I was going to get spammed to the eye-balls with errors (especially with some of the unhandled errors in WordPress plugins!). Thankfully, Raygun gives you fine control over notifications and conveniently groups all the bugs being reported.
Since setting it up, it has saved me a lot of time and headaches, and I rate it very highly. I've never had to use the support, as I've never had any trouble with it, but I'll assume it's Great!
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!
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.
Raygun saves us so much time we're hooked for life. Great support too.
we used raygun at talenthouse to track errors within our codebase. fairly decent tool, simple ui. even helped the raygun team track down a few issues as we were using their scala integration library.
Bugsnag provides Rails and Sidekiq error tracking with email notifications on exceptions.