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Category: Debugging

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...

Databases   Debugging   Guests   Observability  

Customer Nylas Cuts Database Queries 50%

Honeycomb user stories are the best. Shining a light on a specific use-case plus following the breadcrumbs and steps to discovery and resolution is pure...

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...

Debugging   Observability  

They Aren’t Pillars, They’re Lenses

To have Observability is to have the ability to understand your system’s internal state based on signals and externally-visible output. Honeycomb’s approach to Observability is...

Debugging   Guests  

What happens when a seasoned engineer goes on vacation?

Have you ever experienced a time when someone on your team takes off to recharge or takes unplanned downtime away from work? It may feel...

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