Platforms for tracking errors like Sentry can accomplish a mediocre performance in the task of eliminating the noises but in order to achieve exemplary results, few simple yet efficient steps can be followed in order to improve signal and make iteration much easier.
Using Inbound Data Filters
1. Legacy browsers – browsers which are quite old like IE9 producing low-fidelity reports on errors on which no actions can be taken upon.
2. Third-party extensions – errors are dropped automatically from the familiar browser extensions, malware and scripts of ads.
3. Web crawlers – drop errors which are initiated from web crawlers such as the Google Bot.
Using Source Maps
The action performed by source maps is not only to make the process of debugging the production stack traces easy but also to make it easy for Sentry to group the errors into singular issues which mean events can be assembled into smaller and easier to manage issue sets.
Troublesome Errors Ignored
There are certain errors which can never be corrected. There are two options in this case:
1. Bankruptcy can be declared as these errors will damage the app and there would be no way to solve those.
2. Those can be completely ignored as they wouldn’t have any effect on the experience of the user.