Tracing  

Trace Propagation and Public API Endpoints in .NET: Part 1 (Disable All)

One of the issues with the W3C trace context is that it doesn’t define any standards for how far a trace is to propagate. If...

Software Engineering  

Anything But Tech Debt

Engineers often feel they aren’t allowed enough time to address tech debt. Product partners wonder why engineers spend so much time working on it—or at...

OpenTelemetry  

Automatic Instrumentation for OpenTelemetry Go

The OpenTelemetry Go project now supports automatic instrumentation via eBPF! This is a big milestone for the project and makes it significantly easier to generate...

Sampling  

The Evolution of Sampling in Honeycomb: Introducing Refinery 2.0

It's rare to have too much telemetry—it's not often that someone says "I wish I didn't have all this information!" However, telemetry is data, and...

Incident Response  

Incident Management Steps and Best Practices

Incident management is the way an organization reacts to any kind of outage (security, broken code, severe weather, or anything that’s disruptive to customer service)....

Teams & Collaboration   Software Engineering  

Evolving by Involving 

In this post, we’re going to lay out the guiding principle that unifies the diverse world of CS as we see it—and show how we...

Software Engineering  

On Becoming a VP of Engineering, Part 2: Doing the Job

Charity once said an off-hand sentence that became a mantra for my transition into the VP of Engineering role: “Directors run the company.” This was...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observing Core Web Vitals with OpenTelemetry

Each CWV measures a specific part of the end user experience. CWV scores can help identify gaps in web page performance. Additionally, Google uses CWV...

Software Engineering  

On Becoming a VP of Engineering, Part 1: The Path to VP

In February of 2020, I was promoted from Director of Engineering to Honeycomb’s first VP of Engineering. Although Charity wrote an extremely generous public announcement,...

News & Announcements   Featured  

We Did it Again: We’re a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for APM & Observability for the Second Year in a Row

When the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report came out in 2022, we did the professional equivalent of a spit take, then cheered wildly. NOT ONLY did...

Metrics  

How Metrics Behave in Honeycomb

Honeycomb has the ability to receive events from application. These events can take the shape of Honeycomb wide events, OpenTelemetry trace spans, and OpenTelemetry metrics....

Observability   Dogfooding  

Driving Exceptional Support: Unleashing Support Power with Honeycomb

n technical support, ensuring customer satisfaction and quickly resolving issues are of utmost importance. At Honeycomb, we embrace a comprehensive approach by using our own...

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