An Intro to Sentry

Learn about our recommendations for getting the most out of Sentry.

Sentry is a developer-first error tracking and performance monitoring platform. If you haven't already:

Sign up for Sentry here

There are three things we recommend you do to get the most out of Sentry:

  • Connect your codebase, making sure you've also set up source code management integrations and source maps (if applicable). This will allow Sentry to link errors and performance issues directly to the problematic line of code via readable stack traces and suspect commits.
  • Set up alerts to make sure you know when things you care about are going wrong. You can choose to be alerted via one of our chat integrations like Slack or Discord. Check out our alert best practices to learn how to only get relevant notifications.
  • Customize Discover, Dashboards, and queries to better control the kinds of insights you get when things are going wrong in your app. Lastly, create custom tags tailored to your use case for more granular searching and querying.

Want a TL;DR for getting started? Download our "Developer Quick Reference Guide"

Learn how to set up Sentry by following along with a step-by-step frontend or backend tutorial.

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