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Node v0.8 compatible

Log errors and stack traces in Sentry from within your Node.js applications. Includes middleware support for Connect/Express.

All processing and sending happens asynchronously to not slow things down if/when Sentry is down or slow.

Installation

$ npm install raven

Basic Usage

var raven = require('raven');
var client = new raven.Client('{{ SENTRY_DSN }}');

client.captureMessage('Hello, world!');

Run with:

$ NODE_ENV=production node script.js

Logging an error

client.captureError(new Error('Broke!'));

Logging a query

client.captureQuery('SELECT * FROM `awesome`', 'mysql');

Sentry Identifier

client.captureMessage('Hello, world!', function(result) {
    console.log(client.getIdent(result));
});
client.captureError(new Error('Broke!'), function(result) {
  console.log(client.getIdent(result));
});

Note: client.captureMessage will also return the result directly without the need for a callback, such as: var result = client.captureMessage('Hello, world!');

Events

If you really care if the event was logged or errored out, Client emits two events, logged and error:

client.on('logged', function(){
  console.log('Yay, it worked!');
});
client.on('error', function(){
  console.log('oh well, Sentry is broke.');
})
client.captureMessage('Boom');

Environment variables

NODE_ENV

NODE_ENV must be set to production for Sentry to actually work. Without being in production, a warning is issued and logging disabled.

SENTRY_DSN

Optionally declare the DSN to use for the client through the environment. Initializing the client in your app won't require setting the DSN.

SENTRY_NAME

Optionally set the name for the client to use. What is name?

SENTRY_SITE

Optionally set the site for the client to use. What is site?

Catching global errors

For those times when you don't catch all errors in your application. ;)

client.patchGlobal();
// or
raven.patchGlobal(client);
// or
raven.patchGlobal('{{ SENTRY_DSN }}');

Methods

new raven.Client(dsn[, options])
client.captureMessage(string[,callback])
client.captureError(Error[,callback])
client.captureQuery(string, string[,callback])

Integrations

Connect/Express middleware

The Raven middleware can be used as-is with either Connect or Express in the same way. Take note that in your middlewares, Raven must appear after your main handler to pick up any errors that may result from handling a request.

Connect

var connect = require('connect');
function mainHandler(req, res) {
  throw new Error('Broke!');
}
function onError(err, req, res, next) {
  // The error id is attached to `res.sentry` to be returned
  // and optionally displayed to the user for support.
  res.statusCode = 500;
  res.end(res.sentry+'\n');
}
connect(
  connect.bodyParser(),
  connect.cookieParser(),
  mainHandler,
  raven.middleware.connect('{{ SENTRY_DSN }}'),
  onError, // optional error handler if you want to display the error id to a user
).listen(3000);

Express

var app = require('express').createServer();
app.error(raven.middleware.express('{{ SENTRY_DSN }}'));
app.error(onError); // optional error handler if you want to display the error id to a user
app.get('/', function mainHandler(req, res) {
  throw new Error('Broke!');
});
app.listen(3000);

Todo

  • More complete test coverage
  • More comments in code
  • More third party integration
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