Awesome Airbraker: Your Computer Genius

We would like to welcome Your Computer Genius as the 30th Airbraker in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series.

 

What value does Your Computer Genius provide?

Donal Turrentine, our founder, started out as a janitor, working for a small business, at age 13. He was there, after hours, cleaning the toilets and counters when the staff was staying late one day trying to solve a computer problem... this piqued his interest --- he solved the problem, started working for the company, and eventually went on to found his own company, Your Computer Genius logoWe manage all aspects of software development for medium-size businesses that need custom software, from helping with CIO tasks and budgeting to running blended agile teams.

What do you like about Airbrake?

Airbrake is great as a console for monitoring exceptions.

We use it in both the Dev and Prod environments — it’s really cool that Airbrake automatically sorts that out.

How do you normally deal with Airbrake exception reports?

We look at the screen and grunt. Then we open a support ticket, or if it’s small, fix it.

We also use the email notifications in our DevOps.

Setup. Environment, Language, Tools, Etc.

We are using Airbrake on a project that runs both IIS and Apache on Windows 2008 Server R2. The project has some Classic ASP components (Agh, Legacy code!) but is primarily running in a Symfony2 PHP environment (which we love).

How long have you been using Airbrake?

3 months.

What could Airbrake do better?

Airbrake baseball hats?

Tell us shortly how your company started?

Donal Turrentine, our founder, started out as a janitor, working for a small business, at age 13. He was there, after hours, cleaning the toilets and counters when the staff was staying late one day trying to solve a computer problem… this piqued his interest — he solved the problem, started working for the company, and eventually went on to found his own company, Your Computer Genius!

Favorite Music to Hack to.

Oh boy, a wide variety… Right now Chromeo’s Jealous (playingon SoundCloud).

 

Thank you Your Computer Genius for being an awesome member of Airbrake Bug Tracker family.