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Bugsnag vs Rollbar: What are the differences?

What is Bugsnag? Bugsnag provides production error monitoring and management for front-end, mobile and back-end applications. Bugsnag captures errors from your web, mobile and back-end applications, providing instant visibility into user impact. Diagnostic data and tools are included to help your team prioritize, debug and fix exceptions fast.

What is Rollbar? Full-stack error monitoring for developers. Rollbar helps development teams find and fix errors faster. Quickly pinpoint what’s broken and why. View exceptions from all of your languages, frameworks, platforms & environments in one place. Get context & insights to defeat all errors.

Bugsnag and Rollbar can be categorized as "Exception Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Bugsnag are:

  • Root cause error grouping
  • Support for over 50 languages and platforms including JavaScript, iOS, Android, Python, Ruby and Java
  • Real-time alerting to chat, email or SMS

On the other hand, Rollbar provides the following key features:

  • Errors get queued, de-duped, grouped and prioritized
  • View detailed stack traces with local variables
  • JavaScript source map support

"Lots of 3rd party integrations" is the primary reason why developers consider Bugsnag over the competitors, whereas "Consolidates similar errors by impact" was stated as the key factor in picking Rollbar.

According to the StackShare community, Rollbar has a broader approval, being mentioned in 479 company stacks & 115 developers stacks; compared to Bugsnag, which is listed in 295 company stacks and 49 developer stacks.

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