Software Engineering   Observability   Instrumentation   Dogfooding   Debugging  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 4: Check Before You Change

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 3: End-to-end Failures. As Honeycomb matures, we try to roll out changes as...

Product Updates  

Honeycomb Meets Slack: a Love Story

Like many of you, we at Honeycomb spend lots of time in Slack. And like many of you, we find that debugging is not a...

Software Engineering   Observability  

ES7 await/async and superagent

TL;DR await/async are awesome, and you should use them instead of callbacks wherever you can (which is everywhere.) Async functions for ECMAScript is a stage...

Observability   Monitoring   Logging  

Lies My Parents Told Me (About Logs)

Lots of us still believe some pretty silly things about logs. Most of these things used to be true! Some of them never really were....

News & Announcements  

Honeycomb Launch!

Many many of you have been asking when we’ll be “launched”, in “production”, taking “money”, or “GA”. Well, here you go! :) A big THANKS...

Guests  

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...

Product Updates  

Save Useful Queries with Honeycomb Playlists

Update: this feature is now called Boards but functions the same way–check out “Sharing Honeycomb queries is even better with Boards” for the details Here...

Instrumentation  

Event-Driven Instrumentation in Go is Easy and Fun

One of many things I like about Go is how easy it is to instrument code. The built-in expvar package and third-party libraries such as...

Product Updates   Observability   Debugging   Connectors & Integrations  

Tell me more, nginx

When the cool kids talk about interesting log data, no one seems to want to talk about nginx. Web servers are the workhorses of the...

Observability   Monitoring  

Is Honeycomb a monitoring tool?

You may notice that we don’t talk about “monitoring” much, and that’s because we don’t really think of monitoring as what we do, even though...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

Instrumentation: system calls: an amazing interface for instrumentation

When you’re debugging, there are two basic ways you can poke at something. You can: create new instrumentation (like “adding print statements”) use existing instrumentation...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

Instrumentation: What does 'uptime' mean?

This is the second post in our second week on instrumentation. Want more? Check out the other posts in this series. Ping Julia or Charity...

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