Notes on Our First-Ever o11ycon (2018 SF)

Observability: A Manifesto

Everybody and their freaking grandpa is now claiming to do observability, not stodgy old monitoring. Fine, great. Nice to be trendy I guess. But are they? What’s the difference? You all know how I…

The New Best Engineer

If you make a habit of reading twitter or the writings of various thought lords and ladies of the internet, you’ve probably heard a lot of advice on what software engineers should do, like:…

The Price is Right

Here at the hive, we’re working on something that isn’t code or new features(!), but is a big part of our business notwithstanding: figuring out the best way to help people understand how we…

Best Practices for Observability

Observability has been getting a lot of attention recently. What started out as a fairly obscure technical term, dragged from the dusty annals of control theory, has been generating attention for one simple reason:…

Bitten by a Kafka Bug – Postmortem

Dearest honeycombers, Yesterday, on Tuesday, Oct 17th, we experienced a partial service outage for some customers, and a small amount of data was dropped during ingestion (not any previously stored data). In terms of…