Honeybadger Example

by honeybadger-io

GitHub Readme.md

Honeybadger Test Rails App

Welcome to a simple Rails application that allows you to test the Honeybadger exception and application monitoring platform for Rails apps.

Quick Start

The easiest way to get started with this application is to deploy it to Heroku with the Heroku Button:


Using that button will spin up a Heroku app for you with the Honeybadger add-on already added to the app.

Slightly Less Quick Start

If you'd like to do it the old fashioned way, follow these steps:

  1. Sign up or sign in at Honeybadger.io
  2. Create a new project and make a note of the api key on the settings page
  3. Clone or download this app
  4. Run bundle to get the necessary gems installed
  5. Run the app in production (errors in development aren't reported by default): SECRET_KEY_BASE=foo RAILS_ENV=production HONEYBADGER_API_KEY=your_api_key_here rails s

Trying It Out

Once you have the app running, either on Heroku or on your local machine, browse to the running Rails app. When you click on the first link, an error will be triggered and reported to Honeybadger. Check your email for a message from Honeybadger with a link to the error you just recorded.

Error Context

If you take a peek at app/controllers/application_controller.rb you'll see our context feature in action. Setting the context allows you to pass relevant information about the request that generated the error to Honeybadger. You can put anything you like in the context hash, but most often this hash is used to send information about the user that encountered the error to Honeybadger to assist in contacting users that experienced a problem on your site.


We hope this sample app gives you an easy way to see just how awesome Honeybadger is. :) If you have any questions about this app or the Honeybadger monitoring service, please feel free to drop us a line at support@honeybadger.io.