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

Michael Neale mneale at cloudbees.com
Wed Jun 22 02:18:47 UTC 2016

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

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


Michael Neale
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