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Ask Miss O11y: Observability Without Manual Tracing

I think my biggest question is: How do I introduce observability without manually weaving tracing-related code throughout my codebase since that adds a lot of noise? TL;DR: Use auto-instrumentation from OpenTelemetry. Traces will happen….

What Is Auto-Instrumentation?

In the past, we’ve written about what instrumentation is and the insights it provides. Instrumenting your code generates telemetry that shows you how your system is performing, and whether your system is healthy. Like…

Ask Miss O11y, Holiday Edition

Hey Miss O11y, what’s your favorite thing about Christmas? Ooh, good question! My favorite thing about this part of the year is that work slows down, everybody is on vacation, and those of us…

OpenTelemetry Browser Instrumentation

One of the most common questions we get at Honeycomb is “What insights can you get in the browser?” Browser-based code has become orders of magnitude more complex than it used to be. There…

Vendor Switching With OpenTelemetry (OTel)

You might already know that OpenTelemetry is the future of instrumentation. It’s an open-source and vendor-neutral instrumentation framework that frees you from the trap of using proprietary libraries simply to understand how your code…

An Introduction to Distributed Tracing

To dive deeper into distributed tracing and what it can do for you, download a free copy of “Distributed Tracing: A Guide for Microservices and More.” You can also try Honeycomb for yourself with a…

Honeycomb Is All-In on OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry (or “OTel”) helps you get your instrumentation started quickly, and it helps you get the most out of that telemetry data by providing flexible exporting options. As a result, it’s emerging as the…

Sweetening Your Honey

Are you looking for a better way to troubleshoot, debug, and really see and understand what weird behavior is happening in production? Service-level objectives (SLOs) and observability can help you do all that—but they…