Just Launched: Search Improvements!

Big improvements are coming to search at Honeybadger! To kick things off, we're proud to announce (drumroll please) a date picker!

What's so great about a date picker?

It used to be that if you wanted to search for errors within a custom date range, you had to manually enter something like this:

occurred:[2017-01-02T00:00:00Z to NOW] 

As you can guess, we've had a lot of requests for a better user experience. Now you have it. Whenever you click on a "search custom date" link, or start typing a date query a handy date picker pops up.

Search Datepicker Screencast

We've also added a new, human-friendly syntax for date related queries:

occurred.before:"2017-01-02 00:00 UTC-7"
occurred.after:"last monday"
occurred.after:"jan" occurred.before:"mar"

More on the way

The great thing about this new feature isn't the date picker itself. It's the fact that we now have the structure in place to add more context-sensitive search behavior. So the search UI will continue to get better for some time. You can expect to see:

  • An easier-to-read, less cluttered search bar.
  • Better surfacing of advanced search features.
  • Better handling of long lists of users, environment names, etc.
  • More autocompletion and less typing
  • Easier access to past searches

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