Palantir orbs, the Globe of Peace, Thief Raid, Trine, Prophecy Records, Ood Translators — the list of important orbs throughout history is quite long. However, the Honeybadger orb for CircleCI gives you deployment super powers. Do those other “important” orbs offer this feature? I didn’t think so!
The Honeybadger Orb
Using Honeybadger’s orb allows your team to easily track deployments as part of your workflow. Keeping track of deployments in Honeybadger gives you a heads-up when code changes cause problems, helping you avoid situations where you "fire and forget" on a Friday afternoon... and cause an outage that lasts all weekend. Once added to your workflow, our orb will automatically include the SHA of the revision that was deployed, which we link in the Honeybadger UI to GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket, so you can see at a glance what got deployed and when.
To use this orb in your project, you need to enable two settings:
- Settings -> Security -> Allow uncertified orbs
- Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Enable build processing (preview)
Complete installation and configuration instructions can be found here.
Sending deployment notifications to Honeybadger allows your team to associate spikes in errors to changes that were deployed.
You can add a job definition to
circle.yml that invokes the
notify_deploy command from this orb:
jobs: test: ... deploy: docker: - image: circleci/ruby:2.5.3-node-browsers steps: - run: ... - honeybadger/notify_deploy: api_key: YOUR_HONEYBADGER_API_KEY
Then include that job in your workflow:
workflows: test: jobs: - test - deploy: requires: - test
This will invoke the deploy job after the test job is completed.
Source Map Uploads
upload_sourcemap command can be used in your workflow to send source
maps to Honeybadger after they are generated by your build tools:
jobs: test: ... deploy: docker: - image: circleci/ruby:2.5.3-node-browsers steps: - run: ... - honeybadger/upload_sourcemap: api_key: YOUR_HONEYBADGER_API_KEY minified_url: https://example.com/assets/application.min.js minified_file: path/to/application.min.js source_map: path/to/application.js.map
Take your CircleCI deployments to the next level with the Honeybadger orb (A.K.A. The Most Important Orb Ever). Give it a try and let us know what you think!