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Category: Instrumentation

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...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation   Observability   Product Updates  

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

Want magical per-request instrumentation to roll effortlessly out of your Go app without even looking like you’re trying? Meet the Honeycomb Beeline for Go! Beelines automatically...

Connectors & Integrations   Instrumentation   Observability   Product Updates  

The fastest, most direct route to instrumented code: a Honeycomb Beeline

If you’re feeling too busy or overwhelmed to instrument your code, we are here for you. We've talked many times about the value of instrumentation,...

Instrumentation   Observability   Product Updates  

Instrument Your Rails Apps Automatically With Honeycomb's New Rails Integration

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

Instrumentation   Observability  

Get Observability for Your Mobile Apps with Honeycomb

If you think about it, mobile apps are among the production services most in need of real observability: nearly countless hardware platforms and operating systems...

Events   Instrumentation   Logging   Observability  

How to Use NLog for Structured Logging

We’re grateful for this guest post from Tim Wilde! You can find the source code for the examples he uses in his github repo. Strings...

Events   Instrumentation   Observability  

Best Practices for Observability

Observability has been getting a lot of attention recently. What started out as a fairly obscure technical term, dragged from the dusty annals of control...

Instrumentation   Observability  

Instrumenting browser page loads at Honeycomb

Update: We now have a browser js guide with practical tips on how to send browser data to Honeycomb. “Nines don’t matter if users aren’t...

Events   Instrumentation   Logging   Observability  

You Could Have Invented Structured Logging

Sometimes we hear from folks who are a little bit intimidated by the notion of structured logging. Some common issues: There’s no approachable library for...

Dogfooding   Instrumentation   Observability  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 6: Instrumenting a Production Service

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 5: The Correlations Are Not What They Seem. In a recent blog post,...

Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Testing in Production: Why You Should Never Stop Doing It

Testing in production has gotten a bad rap—despite the fact that we all do it, all the time. This is probably because we associate it...

Events   Instrumentation   Observability   Software Engineering  

Event Foo: Building Better Events

This post from new Honeycomber Rachel Perkins is the seventh in our series on the how, why, and what of events. An event is a...

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...

Instrumentation  

Event-Driven Instrumentation in Go is Easy and Fun

One of many things I like about Go is how easy it is to instrument code. The built-in expvar package and third-party libraries such as...

Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Instrumentation: system calls: an amazing interface for instrumentation

When you’re debugging, there are two basic ways you can poke at something. You can: create new instrumentation (like “adding print statements”) use existing instrumentation...

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