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Honeycomb at Fender: Faster Answers, Happier Customers

About FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION: Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH® and Charvel®, follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest quality instruments and musical…
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Honeycomb at Tapjoy: Faster Time to Confidence with Observability

About Tapjoy maximizes mobile engagement and monetization for leading advertisers and app developers. Their SDK is currently embedded in over 15,000 mobile apps and reaches over 520 million active users per month. Environment Monolithic Rails app Many high-volume 3rd-party attribution partners Goals Tapjoy processes millions of requests per minute as a mobile ad network. In…
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Significant CPU Usage Improvements in New Version of libhoney.py

We’ve published version 1.2.0 of libhoney-py, which now batches events. Based on our internal testing, this results in 8-10x more efficiency, so you probably want to give this a try if you’re sending us Python events. We’re extra-grateful to our pals at Nylas for inspiring us to prioritize this improvement by showing us (with their…
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Structured Logging and Your Team

This guest blog post from Anton Drukh of snyk.io is part of our series on structured logging. From 1 service to over 50 today We run a distributed engineering team at Snyk. As we scale our team and infrastructure, we want to make sure that we don’t make a mess of the daily operation our…
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Intercom <3 Honeycomb

Intercom Intercom brings messaging products for sales, marketing, and customer service to one platform. More than 20,000 businesses use Intercom to connect with a billion people worldwide. Environment Monolithic Rails app External services written in Ruby and Go 100% AWS Goals Intercom’s customer-centric culture drives operations, but they knew they were not detecting key error…
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Nylas Makes Their API buzz with Honeycomb

At Honeycomb, we <3 Nylas, so we were super pleased to come across this short talk by Evan Morikawa (aka @e0m on Twitter): Evan does a great job of explaining the goals Nylas set for speeding up their API, and breaks the process they went through down into easy-to-understand steps, including a quick demo of…
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Honeycomb Customer Profile: Airtime

We recently connected with Honeycomb users over at Airtime, a new social video platform for iOS, Android, and desktop. Like many companies using Honeycomb, Airtime relies on a complex system of infrastructure and a large variation of tools for monitoring their systems. Jesse R. (VP of Engineering) & Dana M. (Lead Backend Engineer) were nice…
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