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Bugsnag vs TrackJS: What are the differences?

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; TrackJS: JavaScript Error Monitoring for Modern Web Applications. Production error monitoring and reporting for web applications. TrackJS provides deep insights into real user errors. See the user, network, and application events that tell the story of an error so you can actually fix them.

Bugsnag and TrackJS belong to "Exception Monitoring" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Bugsnag are:

  • 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

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

  • Telemetry Timeline: More than just an error. The Telemetry Timeline shows the user, network, and console events that preceded an error, like an airplane's BlackBox for your webapp.
  • Realtime Dashboard: Compare the hits and errors for your webapp over time. See if a recent change is causing failures, and where to prioritize debugging.
  • Intelligence Alerting: Get notified when issues important to you are happening, right to your email or chat room.

"Lots of 3rd party integrations" is the primary reason why developers consider Bugsnag over the competitors, whereas "Great error reporting" was stated as the key factor in picking TrackJS.

Pandora, Everlane, and TrackIf are some of the popular companies that use TrackJS, whereas Bugsnag is used by LinkedIn, Square, and Coinbase. TrackJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 328 company stacks & 29 developers stacks; compared to Bugsnag, which is listed in 295 company stacks and 49 developer stacks.

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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.

What is TrackJS?

Production error monitoring and reporting for web applications. TrackJS provides deep insights into real user errors. See the user, network, and application events that tell the story of an error so you can actually fix them.
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      Decisions about Bugsnag and TrackJS
      Johnny Bell
      Johnny Bell
      Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 13 upvotes 283.6K views
      React
      React
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      LogRocket
      LogRocket
      Sentry
      Sentry
      Bugsnag
      Bugsnag
      Redux
      Redux
      #OpenSource
      #Chrome
      #OpenSorce
      #ErrorBoundry

      For my portfolio websites and my personal OpenSource projects I had started exclusively using React and JavaScript so I needed a way to track any errors that we're happening for my users that I didn't uncover during my personal UAT.

      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.

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      Review ofTrackJSTrackJS

      I'm really glad to use TrackJs. I started several months ago, and since then, I've purchased two licences for two different entreprises, a big one and a small one. In both cases, I've been able to detect and correct many hidden javascript errors that, until then, were almost impossible to detect and reproduce. In many cases, TrackJs provides a stack trace along with the error, an unvaluable help to figure out what's going on and how to fix it. Thanks to TrackJs, application quality is better, and maintenance costs are lower. During testing, TracksJs is the perfect match for automated user interface tests. And when we put new changes in production, we will know from the very start if something's going wrong, because TrackJs provides a real time dashboard. And all these benefits come at no cost, as integration is really straightforward. I don't think it's wise to develop web applications without it.

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      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 Bugsnag and TrackJS
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      Tim Lucas uses BugsnagBugsnag

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

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      Gums Up uses BugsnagBugsnag

      Report and bug analysis on production environment.

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      Alexpts Pts uses TrackJSTrackJS
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      njb-said uses BugsnagBugsnag

      Error tracking

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