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Announcing The 2021 State of Software Code Report

When Cory Virok and I started Rollbar in 2012, we knew something was lacking in how software was being built. Developers continue to get better everyday at building applications — the widespread adoption of microservices architectures and open source are evidence of this. But, we realized something was still holding us back. And that was how we track and fix bugs. We both personally felt the pain of spending hours, days, or even...

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Spring Boot vs Spring MVC: How do They Compare?

It’s common to confuse Spring Boot and Spring MVC. They both, after all, include the word “Spring” and are used with the Spring Framework. However, both accomplish different purposes and can be used alongside each other, rather than one being better than the other. We unravel and demystify your frequently asked questions so you can grasp when to use which and reduce the development time of your web application. What Is Spring...

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Introducing New Members of Our Leadership Team

Rollbar's 2020 Growth 2020 has been an eventful year so far at Rollbar! We started the year off closing our Series B round - which has given us the security and resources to grow our business and better serve our mission to help developers build software quickly and painlessly. To achieve these targets, we've brought in new talent to assist with existing and new product development and improve customer experience. In the past four...

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Apache Kafka Example: How Rollbar Removed Technical Debt - Part 1

In this two-part series of blog posts, we’ll explain how Kafka has helped us in removing parts of our architecture that we consider to be “legacy”. During the development of a project sometimes we need to take decisions on our architecture or software design that may not be the best decisions from a pure and perfectionist technical perspective. However, the compromise between the business needs and the engineering solution might...