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Error Logging vs. Crash Reporting

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A lot of developers confuse error and crash reporting tools with traditional logging. And it’s easy to make the relation without understanding the two in more detail.

Dedicated logging tools give you a running history of events that have happened in your application. Dedicated error and crash reporting tools focus on the issues users face that occur when your app is in production, and record the diagnostic details surrounding the problem that happened to the user, so you can fix it with greater speed and accuracy.


Improv for Programmers: The Internet of Really Bad Things

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Things might get a little dark in the season (series?) finale of Improv for Programmers, brought to you by Raygun. Remy, Erin, Ciarán and Josh are back, and not only is everything you're about to hear entirely made up on the spot: everything you hear will be a plot point in the next season of Mr. Robot.

Raygun provides a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications.


Improv for Programmers: When Harddrives Attack

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Put on some comfy pants, we're back again with a little something different, brought to you by Raygun. This week's installment starts with exploding hard drives, and only Steve Buscemi can save us. Today's episode contains small quantities of profanity.

Raygun provides a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications.


Improv for Programmers: Just for Transformers

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We're back again with a little something different, brought to you by Raygun. Once again, the cast of "Improv for Programmers" is going to create some comedy on the fly for you, and this time… you could say it's… transformative. Today's episode contains small quantities of profanity.

Raygun provides a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications.


Improv for Programmers: Inventing the Toaster

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We always like to change things up a little bit here at TDWTF, and thanks to our sponsor Raygun, we've got a chance to bring you a little treat, or at least something a little different.

We're back with a new podcast, but this one isn't a talk show or storytelling format, or even a radio play. Remy rounded up some of the best comedians in Pittsburgh who were also in IT, and bundled them up to do some improv, using articles from our site and real-world IT news as inspiration. It's… it's gonna get weird.


Make Your Apps Faster With Raygun APM

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Your software is terrible, but that doesn’t make it special. All software is terrible, and yes, you know this is true. No matter how good you think it is, bugs and performance problems are inevitable.

But it’s not just the ugly internals and mysterious hacks and the code equivalent of duct-tape and chewing gum which make your software terrible. Your software exists to fill some need for your users, and how do you know that’s happening? And worse, when your application fails, how do you understand what happened?


Make Your Apps Better with Raygun

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I once inherited an application which had a bug in it. Okay, I’ve inherited a lot of applications like that. In this case, though, I didn’t know that there was a bug, until months later, when I sat next to a user and was shocked to discover that they had evolved a complex work-around to bypass the bug which took about twice as long, but actually worked.

“Why didn’t you open a ticket? This shouldn’t be like this.”


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