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Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar Day 17: Using Airbrake To Track Errors

In the spirit of the holiday season, I’m sharing some tips and features of our cloud that you may have know about. In this countdown I’ll have 24 posts for you, each covering a single topic or feature about Rackspace Cloud products. We’ll post one per day so keep checking back!

Airbrake.io joined the Rackspace family as part of the Exceptional Cloud Services acquisition in March of this year. It collects and aggregates errors generated by your application and can send you alerts when something goes wrong. Airbrake can also be integrated directly into GitHub and can create an issue for you when an exception is thrown. Airbrake also integrates with New Relic, which we discussed on day 5.

To get started with Airbrake, sign up for an account. Then follow the directions for integrating Airbrake into your application, depending on your platform:

By adding Airbrake, you’ll be improving your application in no time.

Let’s keep the fun rolling – check back tomorrow for more tips.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Hart Hoover.

Hart Hoover is a Cloud Strategist at Rackspace Hosting. Hoover started his career as a Racker in 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator, providing technical support for dedicated servers. He moved to the cloud in 2009 to help design the Managed Cloud Servers support model. He has presented at various technical conferences, maintains and contributes to the Rackspace DevOps Blog, and advises Rackspace customers on best practices for cloud computing.


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