Rollbar changelog
Rollbar changelog
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May 2022 SDK Update

This month, we are pleased to release several SDK updates on Javascript, .NET, and Apple languages

For Javascript SDK, a new security update has been applied to address potential vulnerability so that it improves security against letting malicious user obtain privileges via a method.

In addition, a few improvements on typescript, CSP error detection compatibility, network telemetry, and supported new error cause standard have also been applied to improve user experience using Rollbar Javascript SDK.

For .NET SDK, hot fixes have been applied to include fixing telemetry in .NET Core 3.1, fixing capture RollbarInfrastructureConfig with each payload, and added a configurable code version. These fixes are to improve usability of .NET SDK on the v5 platform and allows telemetry, code version, and infrastructure config to be applied on .NET SDK.

For Apple SDK, a new CocoaLumberjack module has been integrated. This allows our SDK to work with the popular CocoaLumberjack logging framework to further unleash Rollbar's potential. For instance, users can now implement a CocoaLumberjack compatible logger capable of "intercepting" log events going through the CocoaLumberjack infrastructure, converting them to Rollbar compatible payload, and start seeing those payloads on the Rollbar project.

In addition, memory telemetry has been added to improve payload telemetry and a few fixes have been applied to improve usability of Apple SDK.

These improvements are now available for download. Join us on Gitter.

 

Improvement

  

April 2022 Grouping Update

 

Improvement

  

We are pleased to announce our new Grouping Update which introduces patterns for Elixir and Scala. Both recently supported SDKs with increasing usage and user demand

Additionally, this update significantly improves grouping accuracy across all our major languages: Ruby, Java, Javascript, PHP, Python, C#, and Go allowing users to discover and respond to errors more quickly with less noise and more accurate items in the item list.

We continue training our models regularly on millions of crashes to analyze frequently occurring error types and accurately distinguish different ones.

As usual, these improvements have been rolled out automatically for all accounts with auto-upgrade enabled, so you can focus on fixing bugs!

January 2022 Grouping Update

 

New

  

This month we are excited to roll out a new January Grouping Update which significantly improves Grouping quality for some of our more relevant SDKs. Mainly PHP, Ruby, Python and Javascript.

This update simplifies over 100 Grouping rules within our Grouping rule set by:

  • Reducing overgrouping with new rules placeholders added and an increase of 4.16% in successful new fingerprints
  • Fixing undergrouping by removing generic rules and decrease of 16.36% in the affected fingerprints

Finally, and the most exciting part, these improvements have been rolled out automatically for all accounts with auto-upgrade enabled, so you can focus on fixing bugs while we take care of the squashing effort!

 

Improvement

  

Update regarding Log4j Java vulnerabilities

 

Improvement

  

Rollbar is aware of the Log4j Java vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046) and we have updated all the potentially impacted infrastructure and we are making updates available for our Java SDK users. We are dedicated to making sure that Rollbar runs quickly and securely within your applications. Learn about how we’ve addressed the Log4J “Log4Shell” zero-day CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046

December 2021 Grouping Update

 

New

  

We are pleased to announce our December 2021 Grouping Update that significantly improves grouping coverage and quality for some of our most common SDKs. Java, PHP, and Python issues now have from 2% to 6% higher coverage rates allowing users to discover more bugs and respond to them more quickly.

Grouping quality has been improved as well by reducing overgrouping of errors caused by generic rules overwriting more specific ones.

Additionally, this release improves our internal pattern standardization for easier rule management. We can continue training our models more efficiently and analyzing millions of crashes to distinguish different error types accurately.

Best of all, these improvements have been rolled out automatically for all accounts with auto-upgrade enabled, so you can focus on squashing and fixing bugs!

November 2021 Rollbar Adaptive Alerts released

 

New

  

Rollbar is pleased to announce the launch of Adaptive Alerts for projects in your account.

This new Rollbar feature uses anomaly detection to provide reliable, informative, and actionable alerts about unusually high crash rates with zero configuration.

You can set it up as a new trigger in Slack and/or Email notifications following these steps:

  1. On the Rollbar UI, go to Projects.
  2. Select your project, then click Notifications under Integrations in the left side menu.
  3. Select Slack or Email under Available Channels or reconfigure them under Active Channels.
  4. Select Adaptive Alerts template under Add Rule, then click Configure Rule.

Watch our short video explaining how it works, the benefits, and see it in action in a quick demo!

If you need help with the setup, do not hesitate to contact us at support@rollbar.com.

November 2021 Grouping Update

 

New

  

The biggest grouping update since we started herding bugs!

This update brings major improvements to Ruby, Python, Javascript, Java, and C#. For Ruby, Python, and Javascript this new version captures an additional 10% to 20% of errors to help you triage and fix important bugs faster. That means Rollbar is checking millions and millions of errors to show you the handful of errors causing them.

Best of all, these improvements have been rolled out automatically for all accounts with auto-upgrade enabled, so you can focus on squashing bugs!

October 2021 Introducing PHP 8 Support

 

New

  

Rollbar has released a new major version of the PHP software development kit! With rollbar-php versions 3.0.0 and greater, PHP 8 is now supported.

PHP 8 is not backwards compatible with PHP 7, so you should not update your SDK if you are not yet using PHP 8. PHP 7 will continue to be supported on the 2.x versions of the SDK. More information on version compatibility can be found here.

For more information, check out the documentation and the GitHub repository.

Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated and will help us further improve our SDK. You can send us your comments here.

September 2021 Grouping Update

 

New

 

 

This month we're excited to roll out improved grouping targeted around PHP. This update includes over 200 frequent error types that cause 15% of all errors sent with the language.

We train our models regularly on millions of crashes to analyze frequently occurring error types and accurately distinguish different ones. This allows engineers to identify, triage, and respond to errors more quickly.

Happy bug squashing!

September 2021 Terraform Notification Support

 

New

 

 

We’re happy to announce further enhancements to the Rollbar Terraform provider. With today's 1.3 release, we now support a handful of Notification rule types: email, Slack, & PagerDuty.

Rollbar enables Terraform to control resources on Rollbar.com in order to save you time and reduce the risk of human error. This enhancement will allow you to automate project alerting configuration tasks such as creating, editing, and deletion of notification rules.

Terraform is an an open-source infrastructure as code software tool used to create, manage, and update infrastructure resources. It is a declarative framework - which means that you can describe the end state that you want to achieve without stating the exact steps and ‘how’ to get there.

You can find Rollbar in the Terraform Registry which is now available in Open Beta.