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How to Speed Up Website Loading Time to Improve User Experience


A fast website is crucial in maintaining a positive user experience. Evidence suggests that users become distracted if there is even a one-second delay. Every second after that increases the likelihood…

Error Monitoring vs. Logging


When it comes debugging, which is better: error monitoring or logging? As a developer, you know that whenever any activity happens on your servers, a record is created and stored.…

Re-introducing Airbrake Performance Monitoring


The Cheap Easy Way to Catch Every Event Today, we are pleased to announce an all-new pricing model for Airbrake Performance Monitoring (APM). We’ve lowered the price of our entry-level…

Introducing Airbrake Dark Mode

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As developers, who create products for developers, it is no exaggeration to say we love dark mode. So, as you can imagine, we’re thrilled to announce that Airbrake Dark Mode…

What Does HTTP Do?


What is HTTP? Before diving into what HTTP does, it’s important to understand what it is. HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. It is the primary protocol used for communicating…

The Best APM Tools for Developers


Application Performance Monitoring (APM) has gone beyond the realm of operation professionals, such as IT and system engineers. Developers need APM, as well. But not every tool included in your…

Dedicated QA vs. Developer/Engineering Testing


With changes in development testing methodologies, people often wonder if Engineering teams will ultimately replace Quality Assurance (QA) teams by incorporating QA responsibilities into the development lifecycle. This debate has…

Golang Error Handling Basics


One of the more useful features of the Go programming language is the way that it handles errors. Instead of using a Try/Catch methodology like other programming languages, Go treats…

Get Ready for Launch


Earlier this year, Airbrake released it’s free Developer Tier. This was our first full-featured, always free development tier for new apps. While it’s been very popular, its existence showed we…

How To Improve Your Apdex Score


Apdex Score is one of the most important tools you have at your disposal to assess your application’s health. A low score equal to or below 0.49 signifies that something…

What is an Apdex Score?


When attempting to determine whether an application is successful, one of the hardest things to quantify is User Experience or UX. Developers typically rely on qualitative measurements based on surveys…

CEO Insights: Are your customers paying more for less?


Flattening all available features into a single-tier places emphasizes on the core value of your cloud-based solution. This makes it easier for customers to use your solution, increases usage, and improves the long-term growth of your business.

JavaScript: How To Turn a String Into an Array

Turning a string into an array in JavaScript is tricky. The act of changing the string is simple, but if not done properly, you might see errors or even latent errors. Before diving into errors commonly associated with changing a string into an array, it might be helpful to go into how to create strings…

Tesla Limo Company uses Airbrake for Continuous Improvement Process

“Airbrake is a rough measure of quality and a part of our continuous improvement process.”

Tom Tuddenham, Senior Software Engineer

503 Service Unavailable Error: What It Is and How to Fix It


A 503 Service Unavailable Error is an HTTP response status code indicating that a server is temporarily unable to handle the request. This may be due to an overloaded server or a server that’s down for maintenance. This particular response code differs from the 500 Internal Server Error we explored some time ago. While a 500…

22 Tips for Using Airbrake

New year, new goals for your app! This year, we compiled a list of top tips from the developers at Airbrake to help you take full advantage of Airbrake and all of its features.  Here’s what our Airbrake developers have said about using Airbrake Error & Performance Monitoring:  Tip #1: Add custom error parameters in…

Log4javabrake Patches in Response to Log4j Vulnerability

*updated December 21, 2021 What is the Log4j Vulnerability?  If you use Apache Log4j, your application is vulnerable to hackers due to these vulnerabilities: CVE-2021-44228 CVE-2021-45046 CVE-2021-45105 Through these vulnerabilities, hackers can remotely execute unauthenticated code, which means that hackers can steal data, install crypto miners, steal system credentials, etc.  In response to this, Airbrake…



We welcome @Chris Bailey from HotelTonight to the sixth Airbraker in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. What does your App do?HotelTonight is a mobile last-minute/same-day hotel booking service. We have iOS and Android apps, as well as mobile web, that allow customers to book awesome hotels, at great rates, for check-in tonight. The apps are beautiful, and have…

Why MyFitnessPal uses Airbrake


“What do we like about Airbrake?

Easy to implement.
Easy to integrate with Slack.
Email reports.
Useful info to troubleshoot errors.”

Lead Developer, MyFitnessPal

Awesome Airbraker: OpenTable


We would like to welcome OpenTable as the 34th Airbraker in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. What value does Venga bring to it’s customers? Venga is a CRM and business intelligence platform that revolutionizes how restaurants connect with their guests. What do you like about Airbrake? Being notified when an error occurs in production is invaluable. Instead of…

Tinkergarten Resolves Sign-Up Error with Airbrake Occurrences

“Being able to see an error the first time someone hits it, even if it’s just 5 minutes after the release goes live, and then quickly  hopping on to fix it before a board member, the CEO or a customer complains really is invaluable to us.”

Tim Broder, CTO

Python Index Error: Index Out of Range

Introduction Today, we’re making our way through our in-depth Python Exception Handling series. In this article, we’ll discuss the Python IndexError: Index Out of Range.  Throughout this post, we’ll examine the Index Out of Range error in detail, starting with where it sits in the larger Python Exception Class Hierarchy, why it occurs, and how…

“Airbrake has been a critical member of every team I've worked with. It allows us to identify and resolve issues before customers are affected.”


“Airbrake has such an intuitive experience for debugging that it enabled a significantly faster triage process. For a recent issue, I started reading through the git diff (~1000 lines) and spotted the bug within a minute or two. The fix was deployed moments later. All in all it took just 30 minutes from error detection to deployed fix.”

- EatSafeCode

“Airbrake is easy to set up, and the backtrace and environment tabs are particularly useful, as well as the integration with deploys.”

- HotelTonight