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Category: Instrumentation

Ask Miss O11y   Best Practices   Instrumentation  

Ask Miss O11y: Mapping Out Your Observability Journey

Dear Miss O11y: It feels so overwhelming to get started with observability. I want to use Honeycomb, but it feels like I can't justify spending...

Instrumentation   Tracing  

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...

Instrumentation   Tracing  

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...

Instrumentation   Tutorials  

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...

Instrumentation   Sampling  

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)...

Instrumentation   Tutorials  

Using Honeycomb with the OpenTelemetry Java Agent

It's easy to get started with Java and Honeycomb using OpenTelemetry. With Honeycomb being a big supporter of the OpenTelemetry initiative, all it takes is...

Customer Stories   Instrumentation  

Discord Bot Part 2: More Observability

This guest blog post from Chris Gardner is part two of his series on using Honeycomb while developing his Discord bot. It was originally posted...

Customer Stories   Instrumentation  

Discord Bot Part 1: Getting started the right way

This is a guest blog post from Chris Gardner, originally posted on his personal blog. I’ve recently started working on a new project to build...

Customer Stories   Instrumentation  

A User Journey: Setting Up the Node Beeline on Lambda

Nic Wise at Tend Health recently wrote a series of blog posts exploring how they moved away from logs and metrics, toward adopting observability with...

Connectors & Integrations   Dogfooding   Instrumentation  

Interview with Honeycomb Engineer Chris Toshok: Dogfooding OpenTelemetry

We often get questions about the difference between using our Beeline SDKs compared with other integrations, especially OpenTelemetry (abbreviated "OTel"). That’s why the team decided...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation   Observability   Tutorials  

Get on the Right Track with Our Rails Integration!

Whether you’re starting a new Rails project and want to build observability in from the start, or you’re investing in better observability for your existing...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation  

Getting Started With the Honeycomb OpenTelemetry Tutorial

Honeycomb allows you to send in data from a variety of sources. The steps to get there are a choose-your-own-adventure path and the choices to...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation  

Updates to the Java Beeline: Sweeter Than Ever Before

We’ve released some improvements to our Java Beeline library! Allow me to share all the interesting new features. Hot topics: Spring Boot Sleuth Starter, JDBC...

Dogfooding   Instrumentation   Operations  

Dogfooding for Deploys: How Honeycomb Builds Better Builds with Observability

Observability changes the way you understand and interact with your applications in production. Beyond knowing what’s happening in prod, observability is also a compass that...

Customer Stories   Instrumentation   Observability  

Logging tool no more: Observability sheds light on Dark’s business growth and helps their customers scale

Dark is a programming language and platform that enables building serverless backends. There’s no infra, framework or deployment nightmares. It’s a new paradigm in software...

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