NEW: Get more Insights from your errors

One of the most common questions we hear from customers is:

How should I decide which problems to fix first?

That’s of course a complicated, layered question and we don’t presume to have a single, one-size-fits-all answer. After all, your apps — and your team, and your customers — are unique.

But…we can help. Airbrake can give you a deeper view into your errors, identify common patterns, and deliver the insights you need to quickly prioritize problem areas based on your unique needs.

Using your error data to build new project-level analytics

You’ve hopefully been using Aggregations to see the patterns within an error group (if not, check it out). And our dashboards already gave you a broad view of error volume over time. But now we’re letting you see more patterns across error groups. How? Glad you asked.

Earlier today we launched the enhanced Project Dashboard. You’ll still see an activity feed that shows you things like deploys (and which errors they resolved) and a customizable chart of your error volume. But now, you’ll see something new: Hotspots.

Hotspots: Understanding trends across all your errors

Hotspots show you where errors are concentrated so you can focus on the problems that matter most. Just a few potential use cases:

  • What files cause the most errors? Dive into your most error prone files so you can knock out a bunch of bugs.
  • What pages are most affected by errors? Identify and fix errors on critical conversion web pages before they impact your metrics.
  • What error messages keep popping up? Determine your most common errors so you can work to educate your team on how to avoid them.

We’ll be adding more Hotspot categories over the coming months. If there are specific things you’d like to see, let us know!

And a bonus: even more metrics!

Oh, and you may have noticed something else new on the Dashboard – more metrics! We’re starting simple by showing you total Deploys, New Errors, and Occurrences over the past week (along with the trend, of course).

This is just the start. More metrics (and some pretty nifty insights around file commits) are in the works. Stay tuned!