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How to Create a JavaScript Library. 7 Tips to Create a Library That Every Developer Loves Using

Have you ever found yourself copy-pasting the same bits of JavaScript code between different projects? Well, when this situation happens two or three times in a row, it’s usually a good indicator that you have a piece of code that is useful and reusable. So, if you are already reusing your code across several different projects, why not go the extra mile and convert it into a library that allows you to optimize this code-sharing?

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Updates from Bugfender Q2, 2020

Welcome to the Bugfender summer newsletter! As we already announced, we achieved a major milestone recently by releasing the Web SDK, bringing the features you love using to a whole new platform. But as always we want to keep pushing to give you a better product, and we’ve introduced recently some more updates we want to share with you: We hope you find all these updates useful!

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Bug Forensics - How to debug an app that communicates with the server

When something crashes in an app, fixing the bug is usually quite straightforward. But apps can also be blighted by bugs that don’t result in crashes, and this is where things start to get interesting. To find and fix these bugs, you will require as much information as possible and probably a combination of tools. Let me explain a process we know as ‘bug forensics’, based on a real bug that has impacted one of Bugfender’s customers.

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Using MQTT on Angular Apps

When you’re building a website that needs to be updated in real-time, your first thought is probably to add WebSockets to your application. However Websockets is a low-level protocol and to use it, you’ll need to add another layer on top to manage the information you want to get. This is where MQTT is handy, as it’s a higher-level protocol that simplifies working with data streams.

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North Dakota's COVID-19 Contact Tracking App Uses Bugfender, What About Privacy?

Today, May 21st, we received an interesting email from a journalist writing for Fast Company. Apparently, a privacy-focused company audited the app Care19, North Dakota’s COVID-19 contact tracking app, and they found that an anonymous tracking ID generated by the app was sent via API to Bugfender along with other identifiers. While the journalist contacted the app developers, he also gave us the opportunity to comment.

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Introducing The Bugfender Web SDK

We are thrilled to announce Bugfender’s new javascript SDK for the frontend, which applies the simplicity of our mobile SDKs to web applications. Bugfender JS has all the features that you already know from iOS and the Android SDKs, enabling you to: In this blog, we’re going to tell you how to access our new SDK, provide a quick overview of its benefits, and bring you up to speed with the evolution of the Bugfender project.

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How Proper Lifecycle Management Can Prevent Memory Leaks

OutOfMemoryException is a common and frustrating bug, and one of the prime causes of unexpected app shutdown. “Why is this happening now, if the app was working perfectly yesterday?” It’s a question which perplexes both rookie and advanced Android developers the world over. There are a variety of potential causes of OutOfMemory Exceptions, but one of the most common is the memory leak — the allocation of memory in the app which is never released.

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Updates from Bugfender Q1, 2020

Welcome to the spring Bugfender newsletter. Despite COVID-19 and thanks to being a remote company, we continue working on Bugfender to bring you new updates and features you can take advantage of. Bugfender is now hosted in twin datacenters. With a combination of High Availability and Master-Replica setups, we’re now able to process logs faster than ever and bring the service back up much faster in the unlikely event of datacenter-wide outages.