Posts by Emily Nakashima

Software Engineering   Teams & Collaboration  

An Engineering Manager's Bill of Rights (and Responsibilities)

So many of the best and most promising managers I know have left management roles for senior IC roles since 2018, and as someone who...

Observability   Operations  

Intro to o11ycast: A Human Perspective on the Role of Observability

Customer Success Engineer Emily Ashley describes her experience listening to the o11ycast backlog as part of her onboarding, and why the podcast is a great...

Operations   Software Engineering  

Incident Review: Meta-Review, August 2020

Every once in a while, teams or systems hit an inflection point where enough things change at once and the pattern of incidents shifts. We...

Dogfooding   Logging   Operations  

Understand Your AWS Cost & Usage with Honeycomb

AWS bills are notoriously complicated, and the Amazon Cost Explorer doesn’t always make it easy to understand exactly where your money is going. When we...

Connectors & Integrations   Observability   Product Updates   Software Engineering  

Explore RubyGems data with Honeycomb

Our new public dataset is now available — use it to analyze global download traffic of all gems hosted on RubyGems! About

Product Updates  

Announcing Query Descriptions and Query Builder UI Updates

This week we're shipping a few changes to our Query Builder interface. While they may appear small, they are the first steps in a larger...

Dogfooding   Observability   Software Engineering  

Level Up With Derived Columns: Understanding Screen Size (With Basic Arithmetic)

When we released derived columns last year, we already knew they were a powerful way to manipulate and explore data in Honeycomb, but we didn’t realize just...

Product Updates  

Now with more Write Keys

Sometimes one Write Key per Team just isn’t enough. If you ever need to roll your key without dropping events, want separate keys per environment,...

Instrumentation   Observability  

Instrumenting browser page loads at Honeycomb

Update: We now have a browser js guide with practical tips on how to send browser data to Honeycomb. “Nines don’t matter if users aren’t...