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Category: Observability

Observability   Customer Stories  

Flight to Success: Birdie's DevOps Evolution Fueled by Observability Insights

Birdie’s platform is a complex software system that covers a lot of ground—from care management and rostering to HR and finance. To ensure the platform...

Software Engineering   Observability  

Where Does Honeycomb Fit in the Software Development Lifecycle?

The software development lifecycle (SDLC) is always drawn as a circle. In many places I’ve worked, there’s no discernable connection between “5. Operate” and “1....

Observability  

The Cost Crisis in Observability Tooling

The cost of services is on everybody’s mind right now, with interest rates rising, economic growth slowing, and organizational budgets increasingly feeling the pinch. But...

Observability  

Escaping the Cost/Visibility Tradeoff in Observability Platforms

For developers, understanding the performance of shipped code is crucial. Through the last decade, a tablestake function in software monitoring and observability solutions has been...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observability Is About Confidence

Observability is important to understand what’s happening in production. But carving out the time to add instrumentation to a codebase is daunting, and often treated...

Observability  

What Is Observability? Key Components and Best Practices

Software systems are increasingly complex. Applications can no longer simply be understood by examining their source code or relying on traditional monitoring methods. The interplay...

Observability   LLMs  

So We Shipped an AI Product. Did it Work?

Like many companies, earlier this year we saw an opportunity with LLMs and quickly (but thoughtfully) started building a capability. About a month later, we...

Observability   LLMs  

LLMs Demand Observability-Driven Development

Many software engineers are encountering LLMs for the very first time, while many ML engineers are being exposed directly to production systems for the very...

Observability   Connectors & Integrations  

Honeycomb + Tracetest: Observability-Driven Development

Our friends at Tracetest recently released an integration with Honeycomb that allows you to build end-to-end and integration tests, powered by your existing distributed traces....

Observability  

Observability and the DORA metrics

The Accelerate State of Devops Report highlights four key metrics (known as the DORA metrics, for DevOps Research & Assessment) that distinguish high-performing software organizations:...

Observability   Customer Stories  

Reducing Mean Time to Diagnosis: How Salary Finance Uses Honeycomb to Ask the Right Questions

Salary Finance is a UK-based financial well-being employee benefit program. Over the last seven years, the company grew from a startup to a scaleup, earning...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observing Core Web Vitals with OpenTelemetry

Each CWV measures a specific part of the end user experience. CWV scores can help identify gaps in web page performance. Additionally, Google uses CWV...

Observability   Dogfooding  

Driving Exceptional Support: Unleashing Support Power with Honeycomb

n technical support, ensuring customer satisfaction and quickly resolving issues are of utmost importance. At Honeycomb, we embrace a comprehensive approach by using our own...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

How to Trial Honeycomb and OpenTelemetry

Insightful proof-of-concepts with a tool can be difficult to undertake due to the demands on valuable resources: time, energy, and people. With a task as...

Observability  

What Observability-Driven Development Is Not

At Honeycomb, we are all about observability. In the past, we have proposed observability-driven development as a way to maximize your observability and supercharge your...

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