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Track JavaScript, AngularJS and jQuery errors with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the most popular website statistics service. It is used for many purposes: from tracking visitors and sessions to campaigns and events.

Ability to track any events provides us possibility to send and track any data in Google Analytics. One of the most useful in that case for web developers might be errors analytics.

So far Google proposes 2 ways of tracking events:

  1. Classic ga.js with the for tracking like _gaq.push(...)
  2. Newer analytics.js has syntax ga('send', ...) and is part of the new Universal Analytics

Let’s provide JavaScript, AngularJS and jQuery errors checking.

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JavaScript Fetch API in action
In short, Fetch API- it's a new Promise- based standard for doing AJAX requests.

Syntax for XHR was provided more then 10 years ago (XMLHttpRequest2 - about 4 years ago).
Many things changed, we got HTML5, CSS3, also close to start using EcmaScript 6.
From jQuery Deferred, $q and Native JavaScript Promises people became familiar and like promises in JS.
It’s time for new laconic API to do AJAX-requests and interact with them.
And time is come!

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