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Sentry vs TrackJS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Sentry as "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. On the other hand, TrackJS is detailed as "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.

Sentry and TrackJS can be primarily classified as "Exception Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Sentry are:

  • 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.

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.

"Consolidates similar errors and makes resolution easy" is the primary reason why developers consider Sentry over the competitors, whereas "Great error reporting" was stated as the key factor in picking TrackJS.

Sentry is an open source tool with 21.2K GitHub stars and 2.42K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sentry's open source repository on GitHub.

reddit, StackShare, and Sentry are some of the popular companies that use Sentry, whereas TrackJS is used by Everlane, Huffington Post, and Belly. Sentry has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1323 company stacks & 421 developers stacks; compared to TrackJS, which is listed in 328 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

Decisions about Sentry 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 Sentry
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    Consolidates similar errors and makes resolution easy
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    Email Notifications
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    Open source
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    Slack integration
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    Github integration
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    Easy
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    User-friendly interface
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    The most important tool we use in production
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    Hipchat integration
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    Heroku Integration
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    Good documentation
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    Free tier
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    Easy setup
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    Self-hosted
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    Realiable
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    Provides context, and great stack trace
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    Feedback form on error pages
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    Love it baby
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    Gitlab integration
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    Easy Integration
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    Filter by custom tags
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    Super user friendly
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    Captures local variables at each frame in backtraces
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    Performance measurements
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    Great error reporting
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    Great experience. Neat reporting
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    Awesome engineer support
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    Easy Setup
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    Telemetry Timeline
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    Realtime alerts
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    Slack Integration
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    Confusing UI
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    What is Sentry?

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

    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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