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Category: Monitoring

Software Engineering   Monitoring  

What Is Application Performance Monitoring?

Application performance monitoring, also known as APM, represents the difference between code and running software. You need the measurements in order to manage performance....

OpenTelemetry   Monitoring  

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...

Operations   Monitoring   Metrics  

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...

Operations   Monitoring   HoneyBytes  

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...

Operations   Monitoring   Metrics  

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?...

Operations   Observability   Monitoring  

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...

Tracing   Observability   Monitoring   Metrics   Logging   Debugging  

"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,...

Observability   Monitoring  

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...

Product Updates   Monitoring  

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...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

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...

Observability   Monitoring   Debugging  

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...

Observability   Monitoring   Logging  

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....

Observability   Monitoring  

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...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

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...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

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...

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