Monday 20 August 2012

Improved Error Management

Errorception turned 1 on the 15th of this month, and I thought I would do a major release for the birthday. However, you know how all software projects go. Fortunately, I'm only 4 days late. That's not too bad, right?

Automatic closing of errors

Starting today, all errors that haven't recurred over the last month are automatically marked as closed. This has caused the average list of open errors to reduce by over 70%!

The huge never-reducing list of errors was turning out to be quite the de-motivator, so I wanted to have a no-hassles way of keeping the list trim. The one month period is quite arbitrary, but most likely sufficient to ensure that the error has indeed disappeared.

And you can close them manually too

Errorception will keep working for you in the background, closing errors that haven't occurred in a long time. However, nothing beats the pleasure of manually marking an error as closed. Errorception hasn't provided that pleasure so far, but now you can clear your list as you please.

Re-opening errors

If an error was closed, and then for some reason occurs again, Errorception will re-open the bug for you. This way, you can keep your errors list trim, while we work in the background ensuring that you aren't missing recurrences.

Ignoring errors

This has been a highly requested feature. If an error isn't something that you can fix, usually the case with third-party embedded scripts, you can now ignore the error. Occurrences of such ignored errors will still be recorded, but will be tucked away from the main error listing to help keep your list clean. Just a quick reminder: we have always been ignoring errors automatically for you, based on several criteria. This ability has now been exposed to you as well.

And much more

The stuff listed above is just the biggest of the features in today's release. There are several small enhancements too. After all, this release has been in the making for almost two months! Poke around see if you can spot them.

Feedback welcome as always!