# development
Build failures and performance bottlenecks can be hard to debug. You most likely don't want to spend your work time deciphering build logs or error stacktraces to overcome these issues. This is where the new build trace feature for saker.build comes in.
A build trace is a recording of your build execution with the most relevant information collected in it. It records the build configuration, task executions, exceptions, build output, script contents, output artifacts and other information and can be displayed for you to examine possible issues.