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Posts by Rachel Perkins

Culture  

2019: The Year Bee-hind Us

Once again we are at the end of another year, facing into the endless potential of the next one, and thinking back on the fun...

Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

How To Make Your Customers Happy, with Eaze

"Success is a catastrophe that you have to survive." -- CJ Silverio A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of hosting CJ...

Logging   Observability   Software Engineering  

The Path from Unstructured Logs to Observability

Are you starting out on your journey toward observability? Do you have a mandate from management, or are you a lone warrior in the matrix?...

Observability  

Notes from Observability Roundtables

The Velocity conference happened recently, and as part of it we (Honeycomb) hosted a sort of reverse-panel discussion, where you talked, and we listened. You...

Metrics   Observability  

Building Your Observability Practice with Tools that Co-exist

A lot of product marketing is about telling people to throw away what they have in favor of something entirely new. Sometimes that is the...

Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

Toward a Maturity Model for Observability

Access to observability is becoming critical to organizations shipping software, running modern infrastructures in production, and to understanding how users are experiencing their service. To...

Metrics   Sampling  

The New Rules of Sampling

One of the most common questions we get at Honeycomb is about how to control costs while still achieving the level of observability needed to...

Dogfooding   Software Engineering   Tracing  

When In Doubt, Add More Spans: A Tale of Tracing and Testing In Production

Recently, Toshok was telling a story about the kind of thing he talks about a lot—improving the performance of some endpoint or page or other....

Events   Metrics   Sampling  

Metrics vs Events: A Conversation About Controlling Volume

If I'm used to metrics, how should I think about events in Honeycomb? This question cuts to the heart of how Honeycomb is different from...

Observability  

Budget Planning for Next-generation APM and Observability

If you're trying to evaluate and understand the ROI of building an observability practice and carve out a budget for it, you're not alone. You've...

Instrumentation   Monitoring   Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

Notes from On-call Adjacency

I've never been on-call, but I've been on-call adjacent for a lot of my adult life—my partners, my housemates, my friends...they've largely been sysadmins, in...

Software Engineering  

How To Talk to Your Boss About Honeycomb

At Honeycomb, we're pretty engineering-focused. We think our product is something every developer can benefit from, and we're working to build something we would want...

News & Announcements  

2018: The Year Bee-hind Us

In just a few days, we'll all be embarking on the new year--kicking its tires and planning our conquests for the months to come. This...

Conferences & Meetups  

O’Reilly Radar speaks with Honeycomb CEO Charity Majors

Roger Magoulas speaks with Charity Majors at Velocity 2018 about observability and fueling system discovery....

Conferences & Meetups  

Honeycomb CEO Charity Majors speaks at ChaosConf

Continuing to question the traditional wisdom that software updates should be tested in their own sandbox environment, Charity Majors spoke at ChaosConf about the benefits...

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