Best Practices   Software Engineering  

“Why Are My Tests So Slow?” A List of Likely Suspects, Anti-Patterns, and Unresolved Personal Trauma

If you get CI/CD right, a lot of other critical functions, behaviors, and intuitions align to be comfortably successful and correct with minimal effort. If...

Ask Miss O11y   Instrumentation  

Ask Miss O11y: My Manager Won't Let Me Spend Any Time Instrumenting My Code

In the same way as the business is likely ok with you writing developer-based tests (unit, automation, integration), instrumentation is the same. The conversation we...

Customer Stories   Featured  

Building a Resilient System: Our Journey to Observability at Intercom

At Intercom, we focus on customer experience above all—our service’s availability and performance is our top priority. That requires a strong culture of observability across...

Debugging   Featured  

Authors' Cut—Debugging with the Core Analysis Loop, and What to Build vs Buy

In this blog, we’ll dive into debugging with the Core Analysis Loop, the functional requirements for a backend datastore that make this possible, and whether...

Instrumentation   Observability  

Datasets, Traces, and Spans—Oh My!

By giving an overview into datasets, traces, and spans, you’ll get a peek behind the curtain into how Honeycomb facilitates observability in the hopes of...

OpenTelemetry   Tutorials  

A to Z With Observability and OpenTelemetry

“How do I get started on instrumentation with OpenTelemetry, while also following best practices for the long-term?” This article is all about taking you from...

Best Practices   Observability  

What Are Some Useful Things to Look for Right Away When You Get Data into Honeycomb?

Here's what some of our customers had to say about Honeycomb features that they found value in right away....

Conferences & Meetups   Observability  

Top Takeaways from Monitorama 2022

Two of our folks went to Monitorama 2022, and they gleaned a few pearls of wisdom they'd love to share with you, including an unexpected,...

Culture   Service Level Objectives  

On Counting Alerts

A while ago, I wrote about how we track on-call health, and I heard from various people about how “expecting to be woken up” can...

Debugging   Tracing  

We Learn Systems by Changing Them

In the social world, there is no outside: we participate in the systems we study. I’ve noticed this in code: when I come to an...

Featured  

How to Save on Monitoring Costs by Using Honeycomb

Are you overspending on monitoring and APM tools? Forrester’s Total Economic Impact analysis of Honeycomb identified significant ROI in customers using us to reduce spend...

Featured   Observability  

Authors’ Cut—How Observability Differs from Traditional Monitoring

In this webinar based on our O'Reilly book, we go over the difference between observability and monitoring - and when to use which....

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