If you’re reading this blog there’s a good chance you already know about Hoptoad. For those who don’t know, Hoptoad is a hosted service that does application error logging. You configure your Ruby on Rails, iOS (or other kinds of apps) to send its errors to Hoptoad, and Hoptoad takes care of aggregating the errors, notifying your team, categorizing the failures, eliminating duplicates, integrating error reports with ticketing systems, and much more.
The folks at thoughtbot (makers of Hoptoad) and I have something in common: we’re both really interested in exceptions and failures. Specifically, in helping you handle application failures in a more robust way. And that’s why I’m very happy to announce that starting today, the next 50 purchasers of my book Exceptional Ruby will receive 2 months of free Hoptoad service.
I think these two things go together like peas and carrots: Hoptoad helps you track down the sources of failure in your app, and Exceptional Ruby will help you write your code in such a way that you see fewer and fewer failures.
The details: starting today, the next 50 new purchasers of Exceptional Ruby via http://exceptionalruby.com will receive a coupon code for two free months of Hoptoad service. This is valid for new customers and existing free plan upgrades alike, but not for customers who already have paid Hoptoad accounts. This deal will only apply to people purchasing the book, not to anyone who received a coupon for a free copy of the book (e.g. via a conference raffle). Not valid for purchases made anywhere except http://exceptionalruby.com. If you purchase the book and for some reason don’t receive a coupon code from me within 24 hours, please email me: avdi at avdi dot org.