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Kraków Cribs. CloudVertical & Lunar Logic Polska


WAZUP! It’s ya boy 50Cent here for the first Awesome Airbrake Cribs.  This new series  lets us visit and get a sneak peak into the coolest offices, hacker dens and brogrammers…

Grub with us.


We welcome GrubWithUs  to the eighth Airbraker in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. What does your App do? We are taking social networking offline! Users can have a fun time eating with…

Tracking iOS errors with Airbrake iOS notifier v3.0.


In October of 2011 we bumped the Airbrake notifier for iOS and Mac to version 3.0. This near-complete rewrite of the product fixed a lot of known issues, reduced the…



We welcome Alan from Treehouse to the seventh Airbraker in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. What does your App do? We’re changing the world by teaching people how to do web development, web…

Pints with Pusher, Airbrake and Exceptional | London Report.


Pints with Pusher, Airbrake and Exceptional was our second official drinkup.  Close on the news of the acquisition, the event was changed at the last minute to invite all the Exceptional users. I arrived in London…



We welcome Matthew Bostock from Wunderkit to be the fifth Airbrake user in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. What does your App do? Wunderkit is a place that lets you organize and accomplish…

Bier Mit Airbrake | Berlin Report


‘Bier mit Airbrake’ was our first official drinkup.  Being the first it went with a few bumps, but it was a good event with developers venturing out in freezing -12c…



We welcome UserVoice to be the fourth Airbrake user in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. What does your App do? UserVoice creates simple customer engagement tools that help companies understand and interact…

Announcing the “Official” Airbrake Chrome Extension.


For the past few weeks we’ve been building Airbrake Chrome Extension.   While there are a few third party tools available,  we didn’t find anything that fitted our needs.  The extension…



We welcome Winfield from @patientslikeme to be the third Airbrake user in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. What does your App do? PatientsLikeMe is a Rails social health startup. We solve complex…

Adding Comments in Airbrake


Today; I’m happy to announce that all accounts will have a comments tab on the exception detail view. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be improving the comments UI and linking…



We welcome Joe from  @mediapiston to be the second Airbrake user  in our “Awesome Airbrakers” series. Awesome Airbrakers is a series highlighting Airbrake users. We’ll be hand selecting Airbrake users, along with taking submissions. What…

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