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Bugsnag vs TrackJS: What are the differences?

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; TrackJS: JavaScript Error Monitoring for Modern Web Applications. Production error monitoring and reporting for web applications. TrackJS provides deep insights into real user errors. See the user, network, and application events that tell the story of an error so you can actually fix them.

Bugsnag and TrackJS belong to "Exception Monitoring" category of the tech stack.

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, TrackJS provides the following key features:

  • Telemetry Timeline: More than just an error. The Telemetry Timeline shows the user, network, and console events that preceded an error, like an airplane's BlackBox for your webapp.
  • Realtime Dashboard: Compare the hits and errors for your webapp over time. See if a recent change is causing failures, and where to prioritize debugging.
  • Intelligence Alerting: Get notified when issues important to you are happening, right to your email or chat room.

"Lots of 3rd party integrations" is the primary reason why developers consider Bugsnag over the competitors, whereas "Great error reporting" was stated as the key factor in picking TrackJS.

Pandora, Everlane, and TrackIf are some of the popular companies that use TrackJS, whereas Bugsnag is used by LinkedIn, Square, and Coinbase. TrackJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 328 company stacks & 29 developers stacks; compared to Bugsnag, which is listed in 295 company stacks and 49 developer stacks.

Decisions about Bugsnag and TrackJS

I essentially inherited a Shopify theme that was originally created by an agency. After discovering a number of errors being thrown in the Dev Console just by scrolling through the website, I needed more visibility over any errors happening in the field. Having used both Sentry and TrackJS, I always got lost in the TrackJS interface, so I felt more comfortable introducing Sentry. The Sentry free tier is also very generous, although it turns out the theme threw over 15k errors in less than a week.

I highly recommend setting up error tracking from day one. Theoretically, you should never need to upgrade from the free tier if you're keeping on top of the errors...

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Pros of Bugsnag
Pros of TrackJS
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    Lots of 3rd party integrations
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    Really reliable
  • 37
    Includes a free plan
  • 25
    No usage or rate limits
  • 23
    Design
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    Slack integration
  • 21
    Responsive support
  • 19
    Free tier
  • 11
    Unlimited
  • 6
    No Rate
  • 5
    Email notifications
  • 3
    Great customer support
  • 3
    React Native
  • 3
    Integrates well with Laravel
  • 3
    Reliable, great UI and insights, used for all our apps
  • 12
    Great error reporting
  • 2
    Great experience. Neat reporting
  • 2
    Awesome engineer support
  • 2
    Easy Setup
  • 2
    Telemetry Timeline
  • 1
    Realtime alerts
  • 1
    Slack Integration
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Cons of Bugsnag
Cons of TrackJS
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    Bad billing model
  • 1
    Error grouping doesn't always work
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    What is Bugsnag?

    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 TrackJS?

    Production error monitoring and reporting for web applications. TrackJS provides deep insights into real user errors. See the user, network, and application events that tell the story of an error so you can actually fix them.

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