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Posts by Danyel Fisher

Product Updates  

Quarterly Product Update: Better Traces, CONCURRENCY, and RATE

At Honeycomb Developer Week, I got an opportunity to walk through a couple of fun new features we’ve shipped since August and ways that we’ve...

Tracing  

BeginSpan is the New Printf: Observability in the Developer Workflow

Observability is a great way to understand how your system is operating in production, diagnose errors when systems fail, and find subtle gaps in logic....

Product Updates   Teams & Collaboration  

Show Your Query You Love It By Naming It

Honeycomb is all about collaboration: We believe that observability is a team sport, and we want to give you as many tools to help your...

Debugging   Tutorials  

Handle Unruly Outliers with Log Scale Heatmaps

We often say that Honeycomb helps you find a needle in your haystack. But how exactly is that done? This post walks you through when...

Observability   Operations   Product Updates  

Challenges with Implementing SLOs

A few months ago, Honeycomb released our SLO — Service Level Objective — feature to the world. We’ve written before about how to use it...

Debugging   Observability  

They Aren’t Pillars, They’re Lenses

To have Observability is to have the ability to understand your system’s internal state based on signals and externally-visible output. Honeycomb’s approach to Observability is...

Dogfooding   Product Updates  

Honeycomb SLO Now Generally Available: Success, Defined.

Honeycomb now offers SLOs, aka Service Level Objectives. This is the second in a set of of essays on creating SLOs from first principles. Previously,...

Dogfooding   Product Updates   Software Engineering  

Working Toward Service Level Objectives (SLOs), Part 1

In theory, Honeycomb is always up. Our servers run without hiccups, our user interface loads rapidly and is highly responsive, and our query engine is...

Debugging   Tracing  

Investigating Timeouts with Tracing

Tracing is one of the key tools that Honeycomb offers to make sense of data. Over the last few weeks, we've made a number of...

Product Updates   Tracing  

BubbleUp Meets Tracing (and Other Odd-shaped Data)

A few weeks ago, BubbleUp came out of Beta. We've been getting fantastic user feedback on how BubbleUp helps users speed through the Core Analysis...

Observability   Product Updates  

Diving into Data with Honeycomb: BubbleUp (formerly codename: Drilldown) is in Beta!

This blog miniseries talks about how to think about doing data analysis the Honeycomb way. In this episode, we announce an exciting new feature, currently...

Observability   Product Updates   Software Engineering  

The Core Analysis Loop, or: Heatmaps Make Analysis Better

In this blog miniseries, I'm talking about how to think about doing data analysis, the Honeycomb way. In Part I, I talked about how heatmaps...

Dogfooding   Observability   Software Engineering  

Heatmaps Make Ops Better

In this blog miniseries, I'd like to talk about how to think about doing data analysis "the Honeycomb way."  Welcome to part 1, where I...

Product Updates   Tracing  

Tracing Summaries: Go Deep Without Getting Lost

I love traces. There's something really great feeling about letting yourself spiral into the depths of a chunk of code, and see just how it...

Product Updates  

See What It's Like to Have It All (In One Place)

Here at the Hive, we know that there's nothing like getting your hands on something to see what using it to solve a problem is...