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Services and Other Technologies the Exceptionless Team Uses

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been writing about the tools and technologies that the Exceptionless Team uses to create, support, and maintain Exceptionless. In part three of the series, we want to take a look at the services used. Most projects need project organization, time management, tracking, the ability to easily communicate with team members, version control, etc – the list goes on. Exceptionless is no different. Here are some of our favorite tools that provide those …...(read more)

Client Side Technology the Exceptionless Team Uses

Last week we wrote up a whole list of server side technologies that we use to build and maintain Exceptionless. This week, we’re going to look at client side tools and services. We’re all about function around here, but we like to think that the app looks and feels pretty good, too! We hope you agree, and maybe you’ll come across a thing or two you could use in the future to jazz up the user side of your projects. … Continued The post Client Side Technology the Exceptionless...(read more)

CodeSmith Tools Turns 10 This Month - 30% Off Generator!

THANK YOU! October 20 th will mark the 10th anniversary of CodeSmith Tools ! It's been a fun, exciting adventure full of amazing users , great new technologies , keyboard-pounding late nights, countless lines of code, and over 4,700,000 downloads (since we started counting) ! We want to thank each and every one of you for the support and feedback over the years by having our biggest sale ever . If you've always wanted to give Generator a try, need to renew, need more licenses, or want to...(read more)

Server Side Technology the Exceptionless Team Uses

As it turns out, building technology and web applications takes a lot of other technology. We were reflecting the other day and decided it would be cool if we did a blog series that went over all the different “stuff” we use to make and maintain Exceptionless. For the first part in the series, we decided to look at all the server-side products and services. They are listed below, along with a short description of what they are used for. See something you’ve … Continued The...(read more)

CodeSmith Generator 7.0.2

New Features Added a new SQLAnywhereSchemaProvider (Contrib Steven Hyde). Added Gang of Four Design Pattern templates (Contrib Martin Hart Turner). Added support for json serialization of schema objects (E.G., TableSchema) for custom property types. The PLINQO-EF templates now have beta support for MySQL and SQL Anywhere and EF6 (there is a flag to turn EF6 generation on in the templates). Bug Fixes Fixed a bug where project file default properties were not applied in some scenarios. Fixed a bug...(read more)

Making the Move to Elasticsearch for Exceptionless 2.0

We know you’ve thought about it when using Exceptionless, and many developers have submitted formal requests. Search. You need it, and we want to provide it. That’s why we’ve decided to integrate Elasticsearch into 2.0, and it’s going to be awesome! Check out a few of the cool things we’re going to be able to do with it, below, and let us know what you think! What Elasticsearch Brings to the Table Simple scaleability Moving to Elasticsearch for event and … Continued...(read more)

Case Study: Server Expiration Error for Pre-Alpha Game Release

Today we’ve got a pretty cool case study that comes to us from a game development studio! We love to see Exceptionless being used by companies with interesting projects and development pipelines, and what’s more interesting than gaming, multi-server, and multi-player environments? These guys also gave us some good feedback, which we’ll address. Check it out! Project This user is working on a pre-alpha game that is, at the time of the feedback, only available to the in-house team...(read more)

Upcoming Exceptionless Version 2.0 Overview & Review

Many of you guys have been following along in previous posts as we went through the details of the new features and enhancements coming with the next version of Exceptionless, V2.0. To make things easier for everyone, we thought we’d do an overview post as well, so all the new features can be found in one location and people can click to read more on the specific ones they are interested in. Exceptionless 2.0 Features & Enhancements Event Based Reporting … Continued The post Upcoming...(read more)

New Price Plans for Medium to Large Teams/Projects

We’ve had quite a few requests for pricing plans that support users, retention, and errors somewhere between our old medium and enterprise plans, so we crunched the numbers and came up with new large and extra large plans that find a happy medium. Both plans include more users, more retention, and more errors. Check out the details on each package below or view the Pricing Page for a quick summary. Free The free plan, which is great for trying things out … Continued The post New Price...(read more)

Job System Enhancements – Version 2′s Got Em!

Summer means vacations and pool time, but we haven’t stopped working on Exceptionless 2.0. Things are coming along nicely, and today we’re here to talk about the job system and the code being written to enhance it. After you read this article, check out the previous V2.0 feature and detail articles, if you haven’t already. Good stuff in there! Exceptionless 2.0 – In the Making Event Based Reporting System Simplified API A Pluggable System Exceptionless 2.0 Client Rewrite Sneak Peak...(read more)

Version 2.0′s New Message Bus and Queueing Systems

In an effort to improve scaleability, allow for new functionality to easily be added to Exceptionless, make the system less coupled, process things more efficiently, go fully Async, and further support Azure, we’ve been working hard on a new message bus and queueing system. Lets take a look at a few of the details surrounding these new systems we’re building for Exceptionless 2.0. Take a look and let us know what you think. If you’ve got questions or comments, we’d love …...(read more)

Exceptionless 2.0 Client Rewrite Sneak Peek Usage Example

As Exceptionless 2.0 continues to become a reality, we thought we would give everyone a little taste of what you will be able to do with the new, re-written client. Continue reading for a glimpse at the primary features, along with a complete usage example for adding extra data to events. After you check it out, let us know if you have questions or suggestions. We’re listening! New Client Features The Exceptionless client has been completely re-written to be highly … Continued The post...(read more)

Coming in Exceptionless 2.0 – A Pluggable System

In the last Exceptionless 2.0 article, we announced the upcoming simplified API. Today, we want to introduce another major piece of V2.0 – the pluggable system. Plugins will allow customization and translation throughout the Exceptionless platform, including integration with third-party services and more. Read on for more details about pluggable details such as event parsing, event pipeline, and formatting. Event Parsing Has access to the raw POST data as well as the content type and submission...(read more)

More from the Upcoming Exceptionless 2.0: Simplified API

Since going open source, we’ve wanted to simplify the API and make it easier to work with. We’re taking the time to do it now, and it’s going to be awesome! Exceptionless 2.0, coming soon, will have a new, manageable API with tons of great documentation and examples. Take a look at the preliminary documentation at the below link, and make sure to give us any feedback you might have. API Simplified New REST API documentation and samples site. Take a look and … Continued The...(read more)

Exceptionless 1.5 Released!

While we’re on the march to Exceptionless 2.0, we’re still making updates and fixing bugs on version 1. Today, we’d like to announce that Exceptionless 1.5 has been released, which includes several server changes and bug fixes, as well as major client code base optimization. Please update your client to version 1.5 and take a look at the other changes and bug fixes, below. We’ve done quite a bit of work to notifications, added throttling to improve coverage on small and …...(read more)

Event Based Reporting System Coming in Version 2.0

We hinted that more details on the upcoming Exceptionless 2.0 release would get announced soon, and here we are! Lets dive in a bit further, shall we? Many users have asked for ways to use Exceptionless to report additional types of events, rather than just errors. With version 2.0, we are moving to an event based system that will accommodate such requests. What’s an Event Based Real-Time Reporting Tool Look Like? The new system allows us to receive literally any … Continued The post...(read more)

Exceptionless 2.0 – In the Making

It may seem quiet in Exceptionless land, but the truth is we’ve been writing, and re-writing, more code than you can point a cursor at. If it weren’t a labor of love, our fingers would have mutinied long ago, but luckily they are in it for the long haul and are churning out some seriously sweet new features and rewrites. Exceptionless 2.0 will include many of the feature requests that have come in since we launched, and will drastically expand … Continued The post Exceptionless...(read more)

Web Application Errors and the 80-20 Rule

You know the 80-20 rule. The one marketers, managers, bigwigs, writers, speakers, and everyone else references to tell you what to focus on or why the widgets aren’t selling like they should. Well, as painful as it might be to hear the rule applied to yet another scenario, we’re here today to let you know that 80-20 can be applied, in many cases, to your code’s exceptions as well. 20% of Errors Cause 80% of Exception Instances That’s not so … Continued The post Web Application...(read more)

A Few Recent Exceptionless Case Studies

We like to know how Exceptionless is helping its users, and we love it when we get feedback! Every once in a while, we like to share a story or two so we can drive home the benefits of having a real-time exception logging service tied into code projects. Surveys are sometimes sent out to users, and we wanted to share a few recent responses. Exceptionless Case Study Questions What is the number one customer-facing bug that Exceptionless has helped … Continued The post A Few Recent Exceptionless...(read more)

Exception Handling & Logging Tool for ASP.NET, Web API, WebForms, WPF, Console, MVC, and more

Having a handle on your code’s errors is important. Thousands, if not millions, of exceptions are thrown every day in production code without anyone knowing. These errors might be affecting the bottom line, or they could be negligible – either way, it’s important to know that they exist, how often they are occurring, and what parts of the app are affected. Are you looking for a comprehensive tool that handles logging, reporting, grouping, and notifications for exceptions in your...(read more)

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