Observability  

ICYMI: Achieving Visibility in Your CI/CD Pipeline With Honeycomb + CircleCI

Before continuous integration came to be, setting up builds was no fun because the complexity and overhead involved in a release cycle was compounded by...

Ask Miss O11y  

Ask Miss O11y: Making Sense of OpenTelemetry—Tracer and TracerProvider

“There’s a lot to understand in OpenTelemetry; for instance, what is the difference between a Tracer and a TracerProvider? How should I use them?” OpenTelemetry...

Teams & Collaboration  

Share Progress and Celebrate Wins With Demo Days

In my last blog post, I talked about the cadence of product planning and delivery at Honeycomb. Tucked away in there was a mention of...

Ask Miss O11y  

Ask Miss O11y: Observability vs BI Tools & Data Warehouses

You probably have already answered this before, but do you have a good rule of thumb for where o11y [observability] ends and BI [business intelligence]/data...

Teams & Collaboration  

Tapping Into the Hive Mind: Sharing Query History

Ever wonder how your teammates go about debugging? When you use Honeycomb, you’re not only getting observability into your systems; it also provides observability into...

Ask Miss O11y  

Ask Miss O11y: Pre-production Environments

Should we build and run the full observability stack in pre-prod? How much realism vs. waiting for prod? Answer: Yes. You absolutely want observability in...

Teams & Collaboration  

How Reliability and Product Teams Collaborate at Booking.com

This article originally appeared on the Booking.com engineering blog. For more by the author, visit his blog www.codecapsule.com. With more than 1.5M room nights booked...

Ask Miss O11y  

Ask Miss O11y: Long-Running Requests

Dear Miss O11y, How do I think about instrumenting and setting service-level objectives (SLOs) on streaming RPC workloads with long-lived connections? We won't necessarily have...

Events  

ICYMI: Honeycomb Developer Week: The Partner Ecosystem

We know that you value collaboration. That’s why we share incident reviews and learnings—because we believe the entire community benefits by working together transparently.  In...

Instrumentation   Tracing  

Ask Miss O11y: Observability Without Manual Tracing

I think my biggest question is: How do I introduce observability without manually weaving tracing-related code throughout my codebase since that adds a lot of...

Instrumentation   Technical Deep Dives  

What Is Auto-Instrumentation?

In the past, we’ve written about what instrumentation is and the insights it provides. Instrumenting your code generates telemetry that shows you how your system...

Ask Miss O11y   Databases   Instrumentation  

Ask Miss O11y: How Can I Add o11y to Databases?

How do we bring observability to the DB world? In the SQL Server world, you can marry up perfmon and extended event traces but is...

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