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Category: Instrumentation

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...

Instrumentation   Software Engineering   Tracing  

OpenTelemetry, OpenTracing, OpenCensus: An Introduction and Glossary

There’s been a fair bit of buzz lately about OpenTelemetry, which is the next major version of the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. The leadership of...

Debugging   Instrumentation   Operations   Software Engineering  

Working On Hitting a Release Cadence? CI/CD Observability Can Help You Get There

We recently sponsored our partner CloudBees' conference DevOps World & JenkinsWorld in San Francisco and our message “Observe how Customers Experience Your Build” resonated well...

Instrumentation   Product Updates  

New features for Ruby and Rails applications with a new version of the Honeycomb Beeline for Ruby

We are excited to announce a new version of the Honeycomb Beeline for Ruby! This new version solidifies our Ruby support, providing out-of-the-box automatic instrumentation...

Instrumentation   Software Engineering  

Making Instrumentation Extensible

Observability-driven development requires both rich query capabilities and sufficient instrumentation in order to capture the nuances of developers' intention and useful dimensions of cardinality. When...

Instrumentation   Sampling   Software Engineering  

Dynamic Sampling by Example

Last week, Rachel published a guide describing the advantages of dynamic sampling. In it, we discussed varying sample rates to achieve a target collection rate...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation   Product Updates  

Instrument Your Java App In Minutes with the Honeycomb Beeline for Java

We are excited to announce automatic instrumentation for your Java apps through our new Honeycomb Beeline for Java! This new Beeline streamlines instrumentation of HTTP...

Honeycomb Events   Instrumentation  

Introducing Honeycomb Learn

So you're interested in observability. Perhaps you've read an e-guide or attended a conference session or meetup and learned about the benefits related to having...

Instrumentation   Monitoring   Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

Notes from On-call Adjacency

I've never been on-call, but I've been on-call adjacent for a lot of my adult life—my partners, my housemates, my friends...they've largely been sysadmins, in...

Instrumentation   Tracing  

Always Bee Tracing

If you are running a distributed system and have reached a point of scale where you're running 5+ services, you are more than likely experiencing...

Events   Instrumentation   Product Updates  

The Honeycomb Beeline for Go v2 is...Go!

We've seen folks do amazing things using our Honeycomb Beelines--getting their apps instrumented in next-to-no time, expanding their observability, growing their understanding of what is...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation   Product Updates  

Instrument Your Python App Automatically With The Honeycomb Beeline for Python

We've been on a roll this year with Beelines, our integrations for quick, easy, and automagic instrumentation of your apps. You may have already seen...

Events   Instrumentation   Logging   Observability  

How Are Structured Logs Different From Events?

We're all collectively trying to define observability ("o11y," pronounced "olly") these days, and, as Honeycomb is sometimes described as an event-based observability product, trying to...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Instrumentation  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 9: Tracing The Query Path

This post continues our long-running dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb Part 8: A Bee’s Life. To understand how Honeycomb uses Honeycomb at a high...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation   Observability   Product Updates  

Instrument Your Ruby App In Minutes with the Honeycomb Beeline for Ruby

You’ve always been able to get observability for your Ruby apps by instrumenting them with our SDK, affectionately known as libhoney, but we know instrumenting code...

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