Join Rollbar at AWS re:Invent

Written By
Mike Smith

Join us this year at Amazon Web Services annual conference, re:Invent! Rollbar will be participating along side of Atlassian and other Atlassian ecosystem partners like StatusPage, Splunk, Puppet, Xmatters and Workato. We will all be in the Atlassian booth demonstrating how our solutions work better together. Come by and check it out - booth 2446.

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Deep link stack traces to Bitbucket and track Pipeline deploys

Written By
Jesse Gibbs

Good news for Bitbucket users! You can now deep link error stack traces in Rollbar directly to the code in your Bitbucket repos. Rollbar also now integrates with Bitbucket Pipelines.

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Building the IoT Rollbar error alarm 🚨

Written By
Taron Foxworth

Our friends at Losant wanted to share how they built an actual 'error-alarm' using the Rollbar and Losant API's. Enjoy!

When I envision a tech company's smart office, I see tons of dashboards and indicator lights that monitor everything. Efficient monitoring is a critical piece of today's technology stack, and there are always ways to improve. Rollbar already does an impeccable job at alerting you when errors are thrown in your application. But, to increase awareness, accountability, and awesomeness in the office, we can connect Rollbar to our smart office. In this tutorial, we are going to build an office error alarm powered by Rollbar and Losant.

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Join us for a panel discussion on DDoS attacks, DNS and more [EVENT]

Written By
Mike Smith

Join us next week for CircleCI's November Office Hours!

Cory Virok, Co-founder and CTO of Rollbar, along with others from the startup community will be participating in a panel discussion on October's DDoS attack that took down a lot of the services we rely on in our everyday workflows.

When: Wednesday November 16th @ 6pm PT

Where: Heavybit 325 9th Street San Francisco, CA

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Correlate errors to feature rollout tests with Rollbar and Split

Written By
Adil Aijaz, Co-Founder & CEO of Split

Our friends at Split wanted to let you know that you can now integrate Rollbar with Split. And take control of your error handling and feature rollouts - together. Enjoy! :-)

Rollbar is an excellent error monitoring service that works across all of the languages Split supports. It’s great at telling you what’s going wrong and where, but doesn’t necessarily have all the details on why. That’s where Split comes in, with our new Rollbar integration.

We built Split to help teams take control of their deployments by slowly delivering features to targeted groups of users. In this way you can limit the scope of trouble when things do go wrong, killing the feature until it’s fixed, then slowly rolling it out again. Our new integration brings rollout metadata from features in Split into the Rollbar interface, so teams can quickly correlate errors against the latest deployments.

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Postmortem from outage on October 21, 2016

Written By
Brian Rue, Dan St. Clair, Cory Virok, and Ken Sheppardson

We had a significant outage this past Friday, October 21. Many customers were not able to reach rollbar.com or api.rollbar.com, some data was lost, and a few customers experienced cascading issues caused by our API outage. The root cause was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on our DNS provider.

We weren't the only service that had issues on Friday, but that is no excuse—we know that our customers rely on Rollbar as a critical monitoring service and it's all the more important that we are up when everything else is down. We'd like to share some of the details about what happened and what we're doing to prevent this kind of issue from happening again.

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A better error monitoring workflow Rollbar + Atlassian

Written By
Mike Smith

Dealing with errors can be time consuming and often an interruption in your everyday development workflow. It's important that we at Rollbar continue to work to improve this process and that we extend the capabilities and insights of your current toolset and workflows.

Atlassian users can now rejoice! 🎉 Debugging errors just got a whole lot easier and faster. With our latest improvements and integrations with Atlassian products you can now keep tabs on your application directly within the tools you're already using to build it. No more switching between multiple tools and services to debug and deploy code. Creating a seamless user experience and unified workflow around production errors.

Integrating Rollbar’s error monitoring with Atlassian’s products provides teams with:

  • Instant error grouping and aggregation: Errors are grouped by root cause and linked to your source code within Bitbucket.
  • Real-time notifications: Intelligent alerting rules configured for HipChat and JIRA.
  • Easy workflow and prioritization: Discover the most impactful errors with data and create issues in JIRA instantly with rich data, contextual details and error analytics.
  • Faster time to resolution: Debug, deploy fixes and track regressions much faster when your error data moves through HipChat, JIRA and Bitbucket automatically.

Watch our short video for an overview of how Rollbar and Atlassian's products work together:

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On the road again, where Rollbar will be this fall

Written By
Rivkah Standig

Rollbar team members will be at the following events in the next few months, and we'd love to chat with you in person! Whether you have some specific questions about Rollbar, want to tell us about your projects, or just want some Rollbar gear, we'll be hanging out at these events eager to to talk shop. If you see us at any of these places, make sure to say "hi"! 👋

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