Installing Airbrake in a Pycnic application


The pybrake package makes it quick and easy to monitor your Pycnic app’s performance. It only takes a few minutes to start collecting real performance data so let’s jump right in!

Key Features

  • Support for Airbrake Performance Monitoring
  • Simple to install and configure
  • Add extra context to errors before they are sent
  • Set error severity and control notification thresholds

Installation & Configuration

Set up the Pybrake’s middleware and project config for your web application

Step 1: Install the latest version of pybrake

Airbrake for Pycnic uses our official Python notifier pybrake. To install run:

pip install -U pybrake

Step 2: Configure the Airbrake Flask middleware

First, import the Pycnic middleware from the pybrake package

from pybrake.middleware.pycnic import PybrakeEnableWSGI
Replace main application base/parent class from WSGI to PybrakeEnableWSGI

Next, configure pybrake parameters and register middleware into your application before application run

class App(PybrakeEnableWSGI):
    config = {
        'PYBRAKE': dict(
    # SQLALCHEMY engine instance if you want to monitor query stats
    # sqlDBEngine = engine
    debug = True
    routes = [...]

Now you are ready to start reporting errors and performance monitoring to Airbrake from your Pycnic app. Please look into sample example to get more idea.

Additional Settings

Please visit our Pybrake overview for details on useful features like:


If you have any questions or concerns, please address them here.