While homegrown tools might sound like a good idea at first, there are many reasons why a professional error reporting system is a much stronger bet, especially if you want to safeguard your applications and keep developers and customers happy. And who doesn’t want that?
Developers want to focus on building new features and functionality for your product offering, not homegrown error reporting tools.
BugSnag error reports provide rich diagnostic data to help engineers investigate and fix bugs faster.
As companies scale, error monitoring needs grow larger and more complex. Time and money are better spent investing in a professional error reporting service from the get-go.
Learn about BugSnag’s Search and Segmentation which allows engineers to filter errors by any criterion or search term.
“There is a lot less search involved with BugSnag, and the overall process of troubleshooting bugs is significantly more pleasant.”
Blake Mesdag, Senior Developer, CI Infrastructure Team, Shopify
Engineering leaders realize that an error reporting service is worth the price to keep their engineers happy and focused on fulfilling development work.
Learn about the Alerting and Workflow Engine which helps engineering organizations focus their BugSnag alerts to drive code ownership and streamline debugging workflows.
“Engineers won’t ever want to give BugSnag up once they use it. I would definitely recommend it.”
Daniel Gebler, CTO, Picnic
BugSnag is built and maintained by an engineering organization that is wholly focused on continuously innovating state-of-the-art error monitoring.
For example, application stability is a concept championed by BugSnag, and it measures successful user interactions per release. Stability scores tell the real story about the impact of errors on end users. The idea of application stability as a reflection of software health is a result of having a singular focus on improving error monitoring.
“The stability score is extremely important at HotelTonight because it is a reliable, at-a-glance metric that immediately tells us the health of the application.”
Doug Suriano, iOS Manager, Hotel Tonight
BugSnag supports full stack monitoring, all the way from the backend infrastructure to the end user. With a DIY tool, you can only monitor platforms that the homegrown tool supports.
Never worry about internal infrastructure changes or multiple languages and frameworks. BugSnag supports over 50 platforms and also offers over 40 integrations. Enjoy built-in integrations with Jira, Slack, along with BI and data management tools.
Mid-size and large companies tend to have similar requirements and use cases for error monitoring. Present-day features and enhancements have been designed and built for companies that share goals similar to yours.
Third-party error reporting services have the experience to meet the needs of many different industries. Everyone benefits from improvements based on the feedback of other customers.