This add-on is operated by Devels Advocates LLP

Track and manage your runtime errors directly in Github


Last Updated: 07 May 2015

The RuntimeError add-on is currently in beta.

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RuntimeError is an add-on for tracking and managing your runtime errors directly in Github.

Track errors in your web application. Your team is notified when errors happen. Manage your errors from your existing project management tools. Don’t waste time recreating bug reports.

1. Provisioning the add-on

RuntimeError can be attached to a Heroku application via the CLI:

$ heroku addons:create runtimeerror:test
-----> Adding runtimeerror to sharp-mountain-4005... done, v18 (test)

Once RuntimeError has been added a RUNTIMEERROR_EMAIL setting will be available in the app configuration and will contain the runtimeerror email is used to route errors to the correct the Github project. This can be confirmed using the heroku config:get command.

$ heroku config:get RUNTIMEERROR_EMAIL

2. Configure the add-on

Once you’ve added the add-on, you’ll need to point to your Github repository. Do this through the configuration panel on Dashboard. You can access this in two ways. You can use the CLI:

$ heroku addons:open runtimeerror

Or you can click through from your app dashboard, into the RuntimeError add-on, and choose your Github repository you want for managing Issues.

Your application is now configured to fully integrate with the add-on.

3. Installing


Add the following entry into Gemfile

gem 'runtimeerror_notifier'

Update application dependencies with bundler.

$ bundle install

Finally, initialize the project with a standard config

  1. Either using the rails generator,
rails generate runtimeerror_notifier:install
  1. Or by manually creating config/initializers/runtimeerror_notifier.rb file with the content below
  if defined?(RuntimeerrorNotifier)
    RuntimeerrorNotifier.for ENV['RUNTIMEERROR_EMAIL']

Removing the add-on

RuntimeError can be removed via the CLI.

This will destroy all associated data and cannot be undone!

$ heroku addons:destroy runtimeerror:test
-----> Removing runtimeerror from sharp-mountain-4005... done, v20 (test)


All RuntimeError support and runtime issues should be submitted to RuntimeError Support