André Luis Leal Cardoso Junior
Principal Software Engineer
André has now been using Rollbar for 100 consecutive months!
1. What company do you work for (describe the product/service) and what projects are you working on there?
I work at RD Station, one of the largest SaaS companies in Latin America. I spend most of the time working on RD Station Marketing. Which is a marketing automation tool.
Our customers can manage Email Marketing campaigns, landing pages, analytics, leads, etc. We handle tons of processes and data from our customers.
2. What are you most passionate about in your current and/or past roles?
I'm crazy about software health and architecture. How can we build something that will need to keep evolving fast, have new features, and will be available for a long time, while still being uncomplicated for new software engineers.
3. Is there anything in particular about Rollbar that has kept you a loyal user all this time?
We started using Rollbar for its simplicity and price back when we used to host our services on Heroku.
Most of our applications use Ruby. Adding Rollbar to an application and seeing errors on the UI or sending notifications to our Slack channels is plug-and-play. It just works.
Over time we also had to learn some valuable lessons. For example, grouping and managing the volume of errors is a must. An application that throws thousands of exceptions without care may be a maintenance hell and hold a lot of technical debts.
The service Rollbar provides to us is awesome and reliable. I can't remember any outage that impacted us.