Developer Stories: How Reddit Uses Sentry to Monitor Errors
Meet Andy Tuba, a Senior Software Engineer at Reddit. In this video, Andy shares some behind the scenes knowledge on Sentry's role in the software development process for the front page of the internet, and how Sentry helps developers monitor errors.
For Andy and other Reddit developers, Sentry excels at collecting related errors into a single issue. On a site as big as Reddit there are a lot of errors coming in, but they usually have the same root cause, or maybe 50 of the same root causes. Those 50 different root causes might lead to 50,000,000 items, but when Andy logs into his dashboard and sees there’s only 50 items to deal with, that each happened a million times, it’s so much easier than trawling through every single bug report.
The Reddit team also uses Sentry’s Slack integration to ensure the right channel notification whenever a new issue pops up. That’s a lot better than staring at a dashboard all day.