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Controlling Airbrake Error Volumes with Usage Caps & Filters


Customers often ask how they can more finitely control the number of errors they receive during a given billing cycle.These requests generally originate from a need for flexibility and cost management.

Airbrake Introduces On-Demand Errors


A cheaper, easier way to catch every error in your app Today we are very pleased to announce Airbrake “On-Demand” pricing for error monitoring. Beginning October 1st, Airbrake customers will…

Announcing Single Sign-on for All Paid Airbrake Plans


Recently Airbrake announced the availability of SAML Single Sign-on for large teams. Since that announcement, we have received a number of customer requests to make this feature available for smaller teams as…

With a Little Help From My Trends


You may already be familiar with Airbrake email digests which give you a snapshot of what happened to your application’s health over the past week. Expanding on the week-to-week changes shown in…

Airbrake Raises $11 Million from Elsewhere Partners


Airbrake raised $11M because our new investors are excited about the error and performance monitoring market. This means more money and resources to develop useful and new Airbrake features.

Announcing Single Sign-on for Large Teams


Got a large team and need the highest security? Airbrake’s newest feature addition got you covered. That’s right, the latest feature horse in the Airbrake stable is Single Sign-on for…

Performance Monitoring Now Tracks Background Jobs


Now Airbrake Performance Monitoring automatically tracks your app’s background jobs. That’s right! Get direct insight into failure rates and durations all on your Performance dashboard. Correlate errors, performance issues, and…

Express.js Joins the Airbrake Performance Monitoring Club


We’ve brought our simple, developer-focused Performance Monitoring to Rails, Go, Django, and Flask recently. Now we’re giving our supported languages a new member of the family: Node.js! (Specifically the Express.js framework)

Introducing Go, Django, & Flask Performance Monitoring


Airbrake Performance Monitoring was created to be an uncomplicated, highly usable tool that helps developers catch performance problems quickly and fix them easily. Because we have so many Rails developers…

Digging Deeper into Databases


Airbrake Performance Monitoring gives you a broad view of real application quality while allowing you to drill down into what causes slowdowns to fix performance issues fast. Super important to…

Java Exception Handling – ArrayStoreException


Making our way through our detailed Java Exception Handling series, today we’ll be examining the ArrayStoreException. The ArrayStoreException is thrown when an attempt is made to add an object of…

Performance Monitoring & Errors Team Up


Our new Performance Monitoring for Rails apps is all about understanding the quality of your application through its responsiveness helping you to zoom into new performance issues and to fix…

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