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How To Learn Systems Debugging by People-watching

When I first joined this startup that makes an observability platform, I was a front-end Javascript developer who had never ssh’ed into production–I didn’t even know what tracing or monitoring or metrics were, let…

Notes from On-call Adjacency

I’ve never been on-call, but I’ve been on-call adjacent for a lot of my adult life—my partners, my housemates, my friends…they’ve largely been sysadmins, in Operations, or Dev/Ops, which means I’ve experienced a lot…

How To Talk to Your Boss About Honeycomb

At Honeycomb, we’re pretty engineering-focused. We think our product is something every developer can benefit from, and we’re working to build something we would want to (and do!) use every day to make our…

Coding with Confidence – CloudBees + Honeycomb

DevOps, Observability, Continuous Delivery, Test in Production, Chaos Engineering, and Software Ownership are all major themes in software development today, but why? In an ideal world, we get everything right the first time, nothing…

Always Bee Tracing

If you are running a distributed system and have reached a point of scale where you’re running 5+ services, you are more than likely experiencing difficulties when troubleshooting. Does the following sound somewhat familiar?…

Why I joined Honeycomb

At the end of last summer it was time to make some changes and so I reconnected with my network, old and new searching for the next great opportunity. I took on a few…