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Category: Observability

Observability   News & Announcements  

Announcing Honeycomb Support Business Hours in Europe

Earlier this year, Honeycomb announced the launch of data residency in Europe. To meet the growing needs of our customers in the region, we are...

Observability   Metrics  

The Cost Crisis in Metrics Tooling

In my February 2024 piece The Cost Crisis in Observability Tooling, I explained why the cost of tools built atop the three pillars of metrics,...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observability, Telemetry, and Monitoring: Learn About the Differences

Over the past five years, software and systems have become increasingly complex and challenging for teams to understand. A challenging macroeconomic environment, the rise of...

Product Updates   Observability  

Introducing Honeycomb for Frontend Observability: Get the Data You Need for Actionable Customer Experience Improvements

Honeycomb for Frontend Observability gives frontend developers the ability to quickly identify opportunities for optimization within their web app. This starts with better OpenTelemetry instrumentation,...

Product Updates   Observability  

Introducing Relational Fields

Expanded fields allow you to more easily find interesting traces and learn about the spans within them, saving time for debugging and enabling more curiosity...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Real User Monitoring With a Splash of OpenTelemetry

You're probably familiar with the concept of real user monitoring (RUM) and how it's used to monitor websites or mobile applications. If not, here's the...

Observability   Customer Stories  

Transforming to an Engineering Culture of Curiosity With a Modern Observability 2.0 Solution

Relying on their traditional observability 1.0 tool, Pax8 faced hurdles in fostering a culture of ownership and curiosity due to user-based pricing limitations and an...

Observability   LLMs  

Honeycomb + Google Gemini

Today at Google Next, Charity Majors demonstrated how to use Honeycomb to find unexpected problems in our generative AI integration. Software components that integrate with...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observing Core Web Vitals with OpenTelemetry: Part Two

In a previous blog post, we outlined how to set up our own auto-instrumentation to send Core Web Vitals data to Honeycomb. We recently released...

Observability  

Frontend Debugging Is Bad and it Should Feel Bad

There’s a sentence that strikes fear into the heart of every frontend developer I've ever met: Users are reporting issues, and we don't know how...

Observability   News & Announcements  

Focused Labs & Honeycomb: Better Together

We're excited to unveil a new collaboration with Focused Labs, a leap forward in our shared commitment to advancing modern observability practices and enhancing the...

Observability   Monitoring  

APM From a Developer’s Perspective

In twenty years of software development, I did not have the privilege of being on call, of tending to my software in production. I’ve never...

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...

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