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Category: Monitoring

Monitoring   OpenTelemetry  

Monitoring Unit Tests with OpenTelemetry in .NET

In this post, we’ll look at how you can use OpenTelemetry to monitor your unit tests and send that data to Honeycomb to visualize. It’s...

Metrics   Monitoring   Operations  

Infrastructure Observability with Resource Events

You may have seen the Honeycomb white paper on metrics, and want to use the power of Honeycomb with metrics. Sending infrastructure metrics data to...

HoneyBytes   Monitoring   Operations  

HoneyByte: Kubernetes + Honeycomb

The new Honeycomb Kubernetes agent is out! This post describes how infrastructure metrics contribute to observability, and then walks you through the steps to start...

Metrics   Monitoring   Operations  

Getting Metrics Into Honeycomb

You can & should send metrics to Honeycomb! But you'll likely replace 95% of those with structured events. How does that work?...

Monitoring   Observability   Operations  

SRE + Honeycomb: Observability for Service Reliability

As a Customer Advocate, I talk to a lot of prospective Honeycomb users who want to understand how observability fits into their existing Site Reliability...

Debugging   Logging   Metrics   Monitoring   Observability   Tracing  

"Hot-take" on 3 Popular Open Source Tools & The Observability Landscape

New eGuide takes a closer look at Prometheus, ELK and Jaeger: Open source tooling has its benefits. No licensing costs and you’re free to download,...

Monitoring   Observability  

Reflections on Monitorama 2019

This year was my third in a row attending (and now speaking at!) Monitorama. Because the organizers do a great job of turning introverts into...

Monitoring   Product Updates  

Welcome (to) Home

Our latest product update features an intuitive home (landing) page that orients users with a quick, real-time view into what's happening right now in your...

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...

Debugging   Monitoring   Observability  

Observability: What's in a Name?

“Is observability just monitoring with another name?” “Observability: we changed the word because developers don’t like monitoring.” There’s been a lot of hilarious snark about...

Logging   Monitoring   Observability  

Lies My Parents Told Me (About Logs)

Lots of us still believe some pretty silly things about logs. Most of these things used to be true! Some of them never really were....

Monitoring   Observability  

Is Honeycomb a monitoring tool?

You may notice that we don’t talk about “monitoring” much, and that’s because we don’t really think of monitoring as what we do, even though...

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...

Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Instrumentation: What does 'uptime' mean?

This is the second post in our second week on instrumentation. Want more? Check out the other posts in this series. Ping Julia or Charity...

Databases   Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Instrumentation: Instrumenting HTTP Services

Welcome to the second week of our blog post series on instrumentation, curated by Julia and Charity. This week will focus more on operational and...

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