Dogfooding   Instrumentation   Observability  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 6: Instrumenting a Production Service

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 5: The Correlations Are Not What They Seem. In a recent blog post,...

Connectors & Integrations   Observability  

Istio, Envoy, and Honeycomb

Here at the hive, we’re exceedingly excited about the emerging future of the “service mesh.” After deploying a sidecar proxy such as Envoy, a service...

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...

Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Testing in Production: Why You Should Never Stop Doing It

Testing in production has gotten a bad rap—despite the fact that we all do it, all the time. This is probably because we associate it...

Connectors & Integrations   Observability   Product Updates  

Using the Golang Pprof Web UI to Debug Memory Usage

Golang as an Observability Tool Go, for good reason, has become an incredibly popular language for everything from web applications to DevOps tools. We lean...

Dogfooding  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 5: Feature Flags

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 4: Check Before You Change. Maybe you’ve heard the saying that correlation does...

Debugging   Monitoring   Observability  

Observability: What's in a Name?

“Is observability just monitoring with another name?” “Observability: we changed the word because developers don’t like monitoring.” There’s been a lot of hilarious snark about...

Connectors & Integrations   Product Updates  

Announcing the Honeycomb AWS Elastic Load Balancer Integration

In the modern DevOps / SRE world, one of the most important things to get a clear picture of is what’s happening in between your...

Events   Observability  

Event Foo: What Should I Add to an Event?

When we’re talking with people about how they should start using Honeycomb, many ask for guidance about what should go into an event. Though there...

Events   Instrumentation   Observability   Software Engineering  

Event Foo: Building Better Events

This post from new Honeycomber Rachel Perkins is the seventh in our series on the how, why, and what of events. An event is a...

Observability   Product Updates  

Introducing the New Honeycomb Quick Start

Today we are pleased to announce the release of the new Honeycomb Quick Start to help you in your quest to become an observability master....

Connectors & Integrations   Product Updates  

Honeycomb <3 Kubernetes Observability

Introducing the Honeycomb Kubernetes Agent and ksonnet integration We’re excited to release the Honeycomb Kubernetes Agent. The agent provides a flexible way to aggregate, structure,...

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