Ride the Toad

Matt Jankowski

As previously alluded to - we are pleased to formally launch Hoptoad today. We’ve been using the service on various internal and client applications that we maintain over the last six months, and have watched with pride as our tadpole of an error catching web service has matured into the crazy toad that it’s become. It’s been sort of like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, though I can’t describe in exactly which ways.


Anyway, the service is intended to work as a replacement for the Exception Notifier rails plugin, except instead of sending you email to report on app errors, it sends them via a web service into a hosted application which allows you to view them at a later date. On the app side, you can sort by project, mark resolved/unresolved, and view the bulk of the environment and request details which were present when the error occurred.

We plan on adding more options for analysis and charting, an official service API (to support plugins for other frameworks besides rails), an official information API (to pull aggregated error data out of the service), more communication options (currently only email+web, we may add SMS, twitter, xmpp, etc). But for now, the service is at least as good as the EN was for us, so it’s time to launch. The duplicate error identification alone is worth the price of admission.

Oh yeah, the price of admission is zero. Get in there and sign up.

It’s time to RIDE THE TOAD @ www.hoptoadapp.com

Report issues & submit requests @ the official support lighthouse

FYI: Hoptoad/Airbrake was sold to RackSpace and is now called Airbrake Bug Tracker.