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Posts by Chris Toshok

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation   Observability   Product Updates  

The fastest, most direct route to instrumented code: a Honeycomb Beeline

If you’re feeling too busy or overwhelmed to instrument your code, we are here for you. We've talked many times about the value of instrumentation,...

Dogfooding  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 7: Measure twice, cut once: How we made our queries 50% faster...with data

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 6: Instrumenting a Production Service . The entire value proposition of Honeycomb’s columnar...

Product Updates  

Heatmaps Are The New Hotness*

Heatmaps are a visualization that shows the statistical distribution of the values in a dataset column over time. Each column of squares in the below...

Product Updates  

Markers: Observe your systems and your humans

Honeycomb provides a powerful tool to ask questions about your systems, but your systems and users aren’t the only agents for chaos in your organization....

Product Updates  

Filtering in Context: Get Your Investigation On

File under: little things that go a long way. By popular demand, right click and filter! Stay in context Filtering via right click keeps you...

Product Updates  

Stacked Graphs in Honeycomb!

The most common visualization for time series data is the line graph. Seeing each group as an independent line can make it very easy to...

Observability   Software Engineering  

ES7 await/async and superagent

TL;DR await/async are awesome, and you should use them instead of callbacks wherever you can (which is everywhere.) Async functions for ECMAScript is a stage...