Cloud-based App Monitoring Platform Bugsnag Acquires Rescue.js to Enhance JavaScript Monitoring

Company Helps Thousands of Leading Tech Companies Fix Bugs Faster

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014


Bugsnag, the cloud-based crash monitoring platform for web and mobile apps, today announced that the company has acquired the technology and IP from JavaScript monitoring firm Rescue.js.

Rescue.js’s unique monitoring platform allows organizations to automatically detect errors on their websites. JavaScript is the dominant scripting language for adding interactivity to web applications, and is in use on every major website.

Most sites have significant business logic in JavaScript, and undetected bugs can lead to customers being unable to complete vital transactions.

“The increasing popularity of JavaScript frameworks like Meteor and Google’s Angular.js means that most sites have significant business logic in JavaScript, and undetected bugs can lead to customers being unable to complete vital transactions.” said Simon Maynard, Bugsnag co-founder and CTO. “The impressive technology behind Rescue.js, and their innovative approach to error detection in JavaScript will be a great addition to the Bugsnag platform.”

According to a study earlier this month by industry analyst RedMonk, JavaScript is now the most popular programming language among developers. The rankings are based on data collected from the open source project host GitHub and the programming questions and answer site StackOverflow, and are strongly indicative of industry trends.

“With Rescue.js, our vision was to make it easy for developers to rid the web of all front-end errors. By integrating the technology into the core Bugsnag experience, that vision comes much closer to reality.” said Lee Mallabone, Rescue.js co-creator.

Rescue.js first rose to prominence as one of the winners of the 2012 “Rails Rumble” competition, and attracted interest from thousands of software developers.

“When building Rescue.js, we invented unique solutions to solve the hard problems with Javascript error monitoring.” said Conrad Irwin, Rescue.js co-creator, now VP Engineering at Bugsnag. “At Bugsnag we can now take these solutions and put them in the hands of the people who need them.”

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About Bugsnag

Bugsnag Inc. was founded by James Smith and Simon Maynard, and launched in September 2012. Headquartered in San Francisco, Bugsnag provides software development teams with an automated crash detection platform for their web and mobile applications. To date, Bugsnag has processed over 1 billion application crashes from thousands of top technology companies, including Walmart, Genentech, SugarCRM and Path. For more information visit or follow on Twitter at @bugsnag.