Introducing Bugsnag – the Last Error Monitor You’ll Need
The pursuit of building an error-free application continues. But in the meanwhile, we need to monitor our application’s errors and take action quickly. Many companies have tried to solve this problem, and one of the best on the market right now is Bugsnag. They focus on the problem of providing a bug notification system that makes sense of errors and helps you take action in various ways. In this article, we’re going to discover Bugsnag and integrate it into an existing Laravel application. You can clone the demo app from Github to follow along.
Creating an Account on BugSnag
Before starting to use Bugsnag, we need to create a new account and create our new project. You can start with a 30 day free trial and switch to a paid plan depending on your application size. After signing up, you’ll have to create a new project and specify your project type. In our case, that’ll be PHP.
Adding BugSnag to Our Project
Bugsnag provides a list of notifiers for different application types. You can install it using Composer and configure it manually by following this guide. However, we can use the Laravel package to easily add it to our project. Our demo application is built using Laravel 4, so we need to follow the Laravel integration guide.
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