[Jenkins-infra] Using Rollbar.com JS error reporting in Blue Ocean plugin

James Dumay jdumay at cloudbees.com
Fri Jun 24 03:08:05 UTC 2016

Can anyone weigh in? Is this kosher for us to use?

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 12:18 PM Michael Neale <mneale at cloudbees.com> wrote:

> I want to draw analogies to google analytics, but its aims are quite
> different - it is about where to focus for errors, not segments of a
> "market".
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 12:13 PM James Dumay <jdumay at cloudbees.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The Blue Ocean plugin is very JavaScript heavy and is prone to problems
>> that we can only see on the web client.
>> We want to use Rollbar.com to collect, collate and report web client
>> errors. It is one of the most common tools that help solve this problem.
>> There is a PR in review that will add this to every Blue Ocean plugin
>> screen https://github.com/jenkinsci/blueocean-plugin/pull/286
>> I got in touch with Daniel Steuernol from Rollbar and asked him if it
>> would be suitable for use in OSS. He replied saying:
>> *Hey there, absolutely that would be great, we do have an option that
>> where you can turn the project on rollbar to be a public project. We don't
>> have a formal process around this yet, but if you wanted to go this way, we
>> would put you on the Growth plan (1.5m events/month) to start, and if that
>> isn't sufficient we could re-assess once we see what the usage is like,
>> another option would be our partner plan, where if you add our badge to
>> your source control repo page, and on the site where Rollbar is being used
>> we will add 50,000 events per month. Let me know if you have any other
>> questions and I'll be happy to help!*
>> I think that means we can allow anyone in the project to see those error
>> reports.
>> I asked about anonymised data collection too:
>> *For people tracking, that's opt-in with Rollbar, so by default we don't
>> track anything about the user and it has to be specified explicitly. *
>> I did notice that by default they do collect IP addresses but I was able
>> to make it specify a fake one ( for all requests (this is reflected
>> in the PR).
>> Are their any major objections to using this service?
>> Thanks,
>> James
>> --
>> James Dumay
>> Product Manager
>> CloudBees, Inc.
>> Skype: jdumaycb Twitter: i386
> --
> --
> Regards,
> Michael Neale
> (twitter: @michaelneale, skype: michael_d_neale)
> Cell: +61 423175597
> Cofounder & Engineer @ large in CTO office.
James Dumay
Product Manager
CloudBees, Inc.
Skype: jdumaycb Twitter: i386
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