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Category: Debugging

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Incident Review: Working as Designed, But Still Failing

A few weeks ago, we had a couple of incidents that ended up impacting query performance and alerting via triggers and SLOs. These incidents were...

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...

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...

Debugging   Observability  

Why Intuitive Troubleshooting Has Stopped Working for You

It’s harder to understand and operate production systems in 2021 than it was in 2001. Why is that? Shouldn’t we have gotten better at this...

Debugging   Operations   Software Engineering  

Incident Report: The Missing Trigger Notification Emails

On November 18, between 00:50 and 00:56 UTC, an update was deployed that improved Honeycomb’s business intelligence (BI) telemetry available from our production operations environment....

Debugging   Software Engineering  

Incident Resolution: Do You Remember, the Twenty Fires of September?

From September to early October, Honeycomb declared five public incidents. Internally, the whole month was part of a broader operational burden, where over 20 different...

Debugging   Software Engineering  

Game Launches Should Be Exciting for Your Players, Not for Your LiveOps Team

This blog was co-authored by Amy Davis.  The moment of launching something new at a game studio (titles, experiences, features, subscriptions) is a blockbuster moment...

Debugging  

Easily Debug Your AWS Lambda Functions With Honeycomb

With the Honeycomb extension for AWS Lambda, you no longer need to make your Lambda functions Honeycomb-aware. Today, AWS announced the general availability of AWS...

Culture   Debugging  

Community wins for the o11ydays!

The observability community helped us pay it forward for the o11ydays! Read about the contest winners and Honeybees' favorite responses....

Debugging   Tutorials  

Handle Unruly Outliers with Log Scale Heatmaps

We often say that Honeycomb helps you find a needle in your haystack. But how exactly is that done? This post walks you through when...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Operations  

Incident Report: Investigating an Incident That's Already Resolved

Summary On the 23rd of April, we discovered that an incident had occurred approximately one week earlier. On April 16, for approximately 1.5 hours we...

Customer Stories   Debugging   Guests  

Using Honeycomb to Investigate a Redis Connection Leak

This is a guest post by Alex Vondrak, Senior Platform Engineer at true[X]. This is the story of how I used Honeycomb to troubleshoot redis/redis-rb#924...

Debugging   Observability  

Take huge leaps with Honeycomb for Incident Response

As engineering teams shift from delivering services on monolithic architectures to microservices and even serverless environments, developers are no longer just responsible for creating and...

Debugging   Observability  

OpenTelemetry: New Honeycomb Exporters

We’re really big fans of OpenTelemetry at Honeycomb. As we’ve blogged about before, OpenTelemetry is the next phase of the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. Instead...

Debugging   Instrumentation   Observability  

The Future of Software is a Sociotechnical Problem

"Sociotechnical" I learned this word from Liz Fong-Jones recently, and it immediately entered my daily lexicon. You know exactly what it means as soon as...

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