Observability  

What Is Observability? Key Components and Best Practices

Software systems are increasingly complex. Applications can no longer simply be understood by examining their source code or relying on traditional monitoring methods. The interplay...

Service Level Objectives   Product Updates  

From Oops to Ops: SLOs Get Budget Rate Alerts

As someone living the Honeycomb ops life for a while, SLOs have been the bread and butter of our most critical and useful alerting. However,...

Software Engineering  

What Do Developers Need to Know About Kubernetes, Anyway?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you just pushed and deployed your latest change to production, and it’s rolling out to your Kubernetes...

OpenTelemetry  

Simplify OpenTelemetry Pipelines with Headers Setter

In telemetry jargon, a pipeline is a directed acyclic graph (DAG) of nodes that carry emitted signals from an application to a backend. In an...

Product Updates  

Introducing Honeycomb for Kubernetes: Bridging the Divide Between Applications and Infrastructure

In our continuous journey to support teams grappling with the complexities of Kubernetes environments, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Honeycomb for Kubernetes, a...

Sampling  

How to Avoid Paying for Honeycomb

You probably know that we have a generous free plan that allows you to send 20 million events per month. This is enough for many...

LLMs  

Effortless Engineering: Quick Tips for Crafting Prompts

Large Language Models (LLMs) are all the rage in software development, and for good reason: they provide crucial opportunities to positively enhance our software. At...

Tracing   Customer Stories  

Start with Traces, not with Logs: How Honeycomb Helped Massdriver Reduce Alert Fatigue

Before Massdriver, Dave worked in product engineering where he was constantly bogged down with DevOps toil. He spent his time doing everything except what he...

OpenTelemetry   News & Announcements  

OpenTelemetry For Humans

Who is software for? It’s an interesting question, because there’s an obvious answer. It’s for the users, right? If your job is to write software,...

Software Engineering  

What Happens to DevOps when the Kubernetes Adrenaline Rush Ends?

Kubernetes has been around for nearly 10 years now. In the past five years, we’ve seen a drastic increase in adoption by engineering teams of...

Teams & Collaboration   Best Practices  

A Vicious Cycle: Data Hidden Behind Lock and Key

Understanding production has historically been reserved for software developers and engineers. After all, those folks are the ones building, maintaining, and fixing everything they deliver...

Observability   LLMs  

So We Shipped an AI Product. Did it Work?

Like many companies, earlier this year we saw an opportunity with LLMs and quickly (but thoughtfully) started building a capability. About a month later, we...

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