Updating your Go notifier

Get the most out of Airbrake’s features and stay up to date with the latest improvements by updating your project to the latest version of our Go error reporting library.

Step 1: Update your notifier

To update gobrake, run the following command:

go get -u github.com/airbrake/gobrake/v4

Step 2: Add Performance Monitoring

Collect route stats automatically with our prepared middleware for:

Using the net/http middleware? Follow this example:

package main

import (


// Airbrake is used to report errors and track performance
var Airbrake = gobrake.NewNotifierWithOptions(&gobrake.NotifierOptions{
  ProjectId:   123123,              // <-- Fill in this value
  ProjectKey:  "YourProjectAPIKey", // <-- Fill in this value
  Environment: "Production",

func indexHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, req *http.Request) {
  fmt.Fprintf(w, "Hello, There!")

func main() {
  fmt.Println("Server listening at http://localhost:5555/")
  // Wrap the indexHandler with Airbrake Performance Monitoring middleware:
  http.HandleFunc(airbrakePerformance("/", indexHandler))
  http.ListenAndServe(":5555", nil)

func airbrakePerformance(route string, h http.HandlerFunc) (string, http.HandlerFunc) {
  handler := http.HandlerFunc(func(w http.ResponseWriter, req *http.Request) {
    ctx := req.Context()
    ctx, routeMetric := gobrake.NewRouteMetric(ctx, req.Method, route) // Starts the timing
    arw := newAirbrakeResponseWriter(w)

    h.ServeHTTP(arw, req)

    routeMetric.StatusCode = arw.statusCode
    Airbrake.Routes.Notify(ctx, routeMetric) // Stops the timing and reports
    fmt.Printf("code: %v, method: %v, route: %v\n", arw.statusCode, req.Method, route)

  return route, handler

type airbrakeResponseWriter struct {
  statusCode int

func newAirbrakeResponseWriter(w http.ResponseWriter) *airbrakeResponseWriter {
  // Returns 200 OK if WriteHeader isn't called
  return &airbrakeResponseWriter{w, http.StatusOK}

func (arw *airbrakeResponseWriter) WriteHeader(code int) {
  arw.statusCode = code

To collect more finely grained timings, you can wrap important blocks in spans. This example demonstrates how you can create two spans (sql and http) to measure specific timings of those operations:

metric := &gobrake.RouteMetric{
    Method: c.Request.Method,
    Route:  routeName,
    StartTime:  time.Now(),

users, err := fetchUser(ctx, userID)

resp, err := http.Get("http://example.com/")

metric.StatusCode = http.StatusOK
notifier.Routes.Notify(ctx, metric)

You can also collect stats about individual SQL queries performance using following API:

    Query:     "SELECT * FROM users WHERE id = ?", // query must be normalized
    Func:      "fetchUser", // optional
    File:      "models/user.go", // optional
    Line:      123, // optional
    StartTime: startTime,
    EndTime:   time.Now(),