Product Updates  

New Dataset Details and Schema Page Updates in Honeycomb

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got some Honeycomb improvements to share that I hope will make your day sweeter. Isn’t that soothing? Feel free to take a...

Software Engineering   Observability  

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...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

Resolving High CPU Usage in Kubernetes With Honeycomb

At Honeycomb, we’re excited about Kubernetes. In fact, we’re in the early stages of moving some of our services to k8s. Tools like kops have...

Software Engineering   Observability  

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...

Product Updates  

Announcing Secondary Storage and the Fast Query Window

We tried pretty hard to resist making this joke, but: Now you can keep your hot data hot and your cool data cool! (How many...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

Sam Stokes talks about data infrastructure on the Data Engineering Podcast

This past week, Honeycomb engineering manager Sam Stokes was interviewed on the Data Engineering Podcast, and in addition to hearing him talk a little about...

Security   Observability  

Security Through Observability

Observability is great for understanding the ramifications of your system. In brief, massively distributed application stacks demand more sophisticated tools than traditional metrics/monitoring, because engineers...

Software Engineering   Observability  

Oncall and Sustainable Software Development

Yes, being on call typically and anecdotally sucks. I understand! If you’ve heard me speak, I often point out that I’ve been oncall since I...

Observability   Logging   Guests  

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...

Observability   News & Announcements  

Raising Money To Bring You More, Better Observability!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed an $11.5M Series A round with our friends at e.ventures, Storm, NextWorld, and Merian! It’s been a wild...

Product Updates  

Self-Service Capacity Management: A New Hope

Undoubtedly, you recall the critically acclaimed (some might say “groundbreaking”) blog post titled “Knowing is Half the Battle” which literally changed the way billions of...

Observability   Logging   Instrumentation   Events  

How to Use NLog for Structured Logging

We’re grateful for this guest post from Tim Wilde! You can find the source code for the examples he uses in his github repo. Strings...

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