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Category: Observability

Best Practices   Observability  

✨ The ✨ Book✨ Is ✨ Done✨

The book is done. The book is FINISHED. There will be no more writing of the book! Holy macaroni. If you think you might be...

Best Practices   Observability  

Observability for New Teams: Part 1

Any significant shift in an organization’s software engineering culture has the potential to feel tectonic, and observability (o11y for short)—or more specifically, Observability Driven Development—is...

Observability  

ICYMI: Achieving Visibility in Your CI/CD Pipeline With Honeycomb + CircleCI

Before continuous integration came to be, setting up builds was no fun because the complexity and overhead involved in a release cycle was compounded by...

Debugging   Observability  

Why Intuitive Troubleshooting Has Stopped Working for You

It’s harder to understand and operate production systems in 2021 than it was in 2001. Why is that? Shouldn’t we have gotten better at this...

Observability   Technical Deep Dives  

How Time Series Databases Work—and Where They Don't

In my previous post, we explored why Honeycomb is implemented as a distributed column store. Just as interesting to consider, though, is why Honeycomb is...

Featured   Observability  

Observability: The 5-Year Retrospective

Two years ago, I wrote a long retrospective of observability for its third anniversary. It includes a history of instrumentation and telemetry, a detailed explanation of the...

Observability  

Why Observability Requires a Distributed Column Store

Honeycomb is known for its incredibly fast performance: you can sift through billions of rows, comparing high-cardinality data across thousands of fields, and get fast...

Featured   Observability  

The State of Observability in 2021

Observability adoption has increased as more companies seek to understand how their applications behave in production and quickly identify and resolve problems. Our second annual...

Observability  

ICYMI: How Honeycomb Can Help You Achieve the Deployment Part of CI/CD

In case you missed it, this webinar includes code walkthroughs that help you to add observability to your pipelines (using a free Honeycomb account!) so...

Observability  

6 Steps to Getting Started With Observability

During my office hours, I frequently get asked for practical tips on getting started with observability. Often it’s from folks on teams who are already...

Featured   Observability   Teams & Collaboration  

On Not Being a Cog in the Machine

This is my first week here as the first dedicated SRE for Honeycomb, and in a welcoming gesture, I was asked if I wanted to...

Culture   Observability  

Introducing the o11yday Bootcamp

Getting started with observability (o11y) is now easier than ever with the new step-by-step o11yday Bootcamp guide. Now’s a great time to try out Honeycomb,...

Culture   Featured   Observability  

Introducing our new VP Marketing, Jo Ann Sanders

On behalf of Honeycomb, I’m delighted to announce that Jo Ann Sanders has joined us as our new VP of Marketing. Jo Ann is poised...

Observability   Operations  

The Future of Ops Careers

For most teams, operations engineering is more necessary than ever. Honeycomb CTO Charity Majors describes what that work looks like for modern software teams, and...

Observability   Software Engineering  

Observability 101: Terminology and Concepts

This post is to help orient folks who want to learn more about observability but maybe feel overwhelmed by the vocabulary list. The goal is...

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