Category: Debugging

Debugging   Observability  

Bitten by a Kafka Bug - Postmortem

Dearest honeycombers, Yesterday, on Tuesday, Oct 17th, we experienced a partial service outage for some customers, and a small amount of data was dropped during...

Debugging   Monitoring   Observability  

Observability: What's in a Name?

“Is observability just monitoring with another name?” “Observability: we changed the word because developers don’t like monitoring.” There’s been a lot of hilarious snark about...

Debugging   Events   Observability  

Event Foo: A Series of Unfortunate/Incredible Events

Good technical intuition is one of the things that defines a good senior engineer. And unpacking that intuition is the most valuable teaching tool. By...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Instrumentation   Observability   Software Engineering  

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...

Connectors & Integrations   Debugging   Observability   Product Updates  

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...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Observability   Operations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 3: End-to-End Failures

At Honeycomb, one of our foremost concerns (in our product as well as our customers’) is reliability. To that end, we have end-to-end (e2e) checks...

Databases   Debugging  

MySQL and Honeycomb: My First 10 Minutes

As part of the process of building our RDS connector for Honeycomb, we ran it on our own database logs. A few neat things came...

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