Category: error handling

10 Tips to Become a Better Node Developer in 2017

I started working with Node full-time in 2012 when I joined Storify. Since then, I have never looked back or felt that I missed Python, Ruby, Java or PHP — languages with which I had worked during my previous decade of web development. Storify was an interesting job for me, because unlike many other companies, Storif...

A Crash Course of Changes to Exception Handling in PHP 7

Exception handling saves your code in the most unusual circumstances. PHP 7 has introduced two new classes that assist a developer in handling errors with ease, and that’s what we’ll look at in this post. Before the introduction of these classes in PHP 7, exception error classes were written to handle the d...

Monitoring WordPress Apps with the ELK Stack

WordPress is an amazing piece of engineering. There’s little wonder that more than a quarter of all CMS-based websites are using it. In reality, though, WordPress sites crash just like any other site. Bad plugins or themes causing the “WordPress screen of death”, or WordPress updates going south, are an all too ...

A Guide to Proper Error Handling in JavaScript

Ah, the perils of error handling in JavaScript. If you believe Murphy’s law, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. In this article, I would like to explore error handling in JavaScript. I will cover pitfalls, good practices, and finish with asynchronous code and Ajax. This popular article was updated on 08.06.2...

More Tips for Defensive Programming in PHP

The general definition of defensive programming (as seen in Part 1, an overview piece on Defensive Programming in PHP) being used here is thus: Defensive programming, simply put, is programming with the intent to anticipate likely failure points. The goal is to circumvent those likely problems before they occur. This...

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 sys...