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Category: Observability

Observability   OpenTelemetry  

Getting Started with OpenTelemetry: Three Companies Check Into OTel Observability

Learn how Jimdo, Upgrade, and Campspot benefited from OpenTelemetry, whether in improved performance, or by avoiding vendor lock-in....

Observability  

Sense and Signals

Part of understanding a complex, distributed software system as a socio-technical system means taking seriously that the signals the stewards receive aren’t just chatter....

Ask Miss O11y   Observability  

How Do I Do Availability Checks in Honeycomb?

Let’s dig into what we mean by an Availability Check and how that maps to observability, tracing, and supporting production systems....

Logging   Observability  

User Tips: Sending NGINX Logs to Honeycomb

You use NGINX as a proxy for your application, and you want to leverage Honeycomb's amazing features to help make sense of the traffic data....

Featured   Observability  

Authors' Cut—No More Pipeline Blues: Accelerate CI/CD with Observability

Just like any aspect of development, poor integration, invisible bottlenecks, and bugs can plague your CI/CD pipelines. And debugging them? Well, it’s complicated. To see...

Observability  

Dashboards Can Be More Than Just Expensive TV

Someone once described dashboards to me as “expensive TV for software engineers.” At first, I stood there quietly shocked—dashboards had informed many root cause analyses...

Featured   Observability  

Authors' Cut—Not-So-Distant Early Warning: Making the Move to Observability-Driven Development

Observability is about understanding systems, which means more than just production. Moving from logs to tracing and showing causality can be done locally, as well....

Ask Miss O11y   Observability  

Ask Miss O11y: What Should An "Observability Team" Do?

People use “observability team” as a catchall basket for all kinds of things these days—from cutting-edge tech to truly heinous hacks. Eh, it is what...

Observability   OpenTelemetry  

Adding Code Tags to Your OpenTelemetry Spans

One of the reasons that OpenTelemetry is great at doing this is that a lot of the common attributes you may find on a span...

Instrumentation   Observability  

Datasets, Traces, and Spans—Oh My!

By giving an overview into datasets, traces, and spans, you’ll get a peek behind the curtain into how Honeycomb facilitates observability in the hopes of...

Best Practices   Observability  

What Are Some Useful Things to Look for Right Away When You Get Data into Honeycomb?

Here's what some of our customers had to say about Honeycomb features that they found value in right away....

Conferences & Meetups   Observability  

Top Takeaways from Monitorama 2022

Two of our folks went to Monitorama 2022, and they gleaned a few pearls of wisdom they'd love to share with you, including an unexpected,...

Featured   Observability  

Authors’ Cut—How Observability Differs from Traditional Monitoring

In this webinar based on our O'Reilly book, we go over the difference between observability and monitoring - and when to use which....

Instrumentation   Observability  

Webinar Recap: How to Avoid Being On Call With Under-Instrumented Tools

"It's expensive. It's difficult. Our APM works just fine." The three myths of observability can lead to being on call with under-instrumented tools. That's exactly...

Logging   Observability  

Ingesting HTTP Access Logs from AppService

Debugging application performance in Azure AppService is something that’s quite difficult using Azure’s built-in services (like Application Insights). Among some of the issues are visualizations,...

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