Lead Software Architect
Nick 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've worked with a few companies and projects that have used Rollbar. The largest and longest project was a fintech product focused on modernizing check writing. That was a Ruby on Rails project with a 10+ year history. Currently I'm working for a local startup that is focused on a B2B application for an internal process. We're also using Rollbar and it's been helpful, even pre-launch, to see what errors are happening in remote environments.
2. What are you most passionate about in your current and/or past roles?
I love making software, or helping others make software that solves users needs and is a joy to use. Not all software is solving exciting problems, but even the most mundane task should leave users with a sense of "this worked, I had no hurdles, and everything was easy", even if the task is inherently boring or not exciting. Seeing users as people. and not just a feature consumer, helps tremendously.
3. Is there anything in particular about Rollbar that has kept you a loyal user all this time?
I am able to quickly and easily see what is going wrong with the platform and trace the errors across multiple environments when needed. A quick glance at the dashboard or items list can tell me if a deploy went smoothly, if the system is having some broader issues, or if users may be experiencing a degraded experience. Rollbar also allows devs who don't have access to remote environment logs to quickly troubleshoot errors without escalating to DevOps.