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Exceptionless vs Sentry: What are the differences?

Exceptionless: Real-time error reporting for your apps. Real-time exception reporting for ASP.NET, Web API, WebForms, WPF, Console, and MVC applications. Includes event organization, notifications, and more; Sentry: Cut time to resolution for app errors from five hours to five minutes. Sentry is an open-source platform for workflow productivity, aggregating errors from across the stack in real time. 500K developers use Sentry to get the code-level context they need to resolve issues at every stage of the app lifecycle.

Exceptionless and Sentry can be categorized as "Exception Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Exceptionless are:

  • Error notifications, including critical and regressions
  • Intelligent grouping of exceptions, logs, and features
  • Detailed error reports, including stacktrace

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

  • Real-Time Updates: For the first time, developers can fix code-level issues anywhere in the stack well before users even encounter an error.
  • Complete Context: Spend more time where it matters, rather than investing in low-impact issues.
  • Integrate Everywhere: Drop-in integration for every major platform, framework, and language -- JavaScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Node, Java, .NET, mobile.

Exceptionless and Sentry are both open source tools. Sentry with 21.4K GitHub stars and 2.45K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Exceptionless with 1.55K GitHub stars and 387 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Exceptionless and Sentry

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 Exceptionless
Pros of Sentry
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    • 236
      Consolidates similar errors and makes resolution easy
    • 121
      Email Notifications
    • 108
      Open source
    • 84
      Slack integration
    • 71
      Github integration
    • 48
    • 44
      User-friendly interface
    • 28
      The most important tool we use in production
    • 18
      Hipchat integration
    • 17
      Heroku Integration
    • 15
      Good documentation
    • 14
      Free tier
    • 9
      Easy setup
    • 9
    • 7
    • 6
      Provides context, and great stack trace
    • 4
      Feedback form on error pages
    • 4
      Love it baby
    • 3
      Gitlab integration
    • 3
      Easy Integration
    • 3
      Filter by custom tags
    • 3
      Super user friendly
    • 3
      Captures local variables at each frame in backtraces
    • 1
      Performance measurements

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    Cons of Exceptionless
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      • 12
        Confusing UI
      • 4
        Bundle size

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      What is Exceptionless?

      Real-time exception reporting for ASP.NET, Web API, WebForms, WPF, Console, and MVC applications. Includes event organization, notifications, and more.

      What is Sentry?

      Sentry’s Application Monitoring platform helps developers see performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize their code health.

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