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Category: Instrumentation

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  

From 0 to Insight with Honeycomb OpenTelemetry

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...

Instrumentation   Observability  

A Next Step Beyond Test Driven Development

The most successful software development movement of my lifetime is probably test-driven development or TDD. With TDD, requirements are turned into very specific test cases,...

HoneyBytes   Instrumentation   Observability  

HoneyByte: Incremental Instrumentation Beyond the Beeline

"It turns out," said Liz, "it was not a giant pile of work to start adding those rich instrumentation spans as you need them." Liz...

Instrumentation   Observability  

Honeycomb at OSU Libraries & Press

This is a guest post by Ryan Ordway, DevOps Engineer at Oregon State University. At Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSULP) we have been...

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