Honeybadger Helps Less Accounting Stay Bug-Free this Tax Season.

Honeybadger error monitoring case study. Learn how we help Less Accounting stay bug-free this tax season.

LessAccounting has been in production since 2007 and it was started in Ruby 1.8.6 and Rails 2. Yeah, it’s been around for a while.

Even though its simple accounting software, it’s still large and complex with lots of moving pieces and different parts interacting with each other.

Here's what they had to say:


We’ve tried many ways to manage exceptions over the years, starting with the ExceptionNotifier plugin and different SaaS offerings. I won’t go naming names here but you know them too. Some were buggy, some weren’t exactly helpful and most have frustrating interfaces. They all worked OK to some extent or another, but they all left something lacking.

Finally we found HoneyBadger.io!

When HoneyBadger came on the scene we instantly fell in love. Not only did we love the interface, so easy to use, but their features and integrations really made our lives easier.

The Github integration is a one-two punch that can’t be beat. First it allows you to look at the source code for any line in the stack trace (left lead). Then the right cross comes in for the knock out by giving you one-click creation of issues in Github (which are naturally cross referenced back to HoneyBadger). There’s also a one-click search on StackOverflow, which although we rarely use it (because we’re that awesome) I can imagine some developers using a lot.

Honey also gives us the ability to assign errors to each other, a feature we had been asking for from the previous systems for years. They also track deployments, server monitoring, and uptime monitoring.

Before we had HoneyBadger, we’d have to constantly check in with each other, “Is anyone working on this issue?” And we weren’t able to cross reference a commit with a github issue back to an exception so figuring out why a change was made was sometimes more difficult.

HoneyBadger allows us to get back to coding, working on the app instead of managing communication and process. We really love using this app.

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Starr Horne

Starr Horne is a Rubyist and Chief JavaScripter at Honeybadger.io. When she's not neck-deep in other people's bugs, she enjoys making furniture with traditional hand-tools, reading history and brewing beer in her garage in Seattle.

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