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Category: Observability

Product Updates   Observability   Connectors & Integrations  

Using the Golang Pprof Web UI to Debug Memory Usage

Golang as an Observability Tool Go, for good reason, has become an incredibly popular language for everything from web applications to DevOps tools. We lean...

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   Events  

Event Foo: What Should I Add to an Event?

When we’re talking with people about how they should start using Honeycomb, many ask for guidance about what should go into an event. Though there...

Software Engineering   Observability   Instrumentation   Events  

Event Foo: Building Better Events

This post from new Honeycomber Rachel Perkins is the seventh in our series on the how, why, and what of events. An event is a...

Product Updates   Observability  

Introducing the New Honeycomb Quick Start

Today we are pleased to announce the release of the new Honeycomb Quick Start to help you in your quest to become an observability master....

Observability   Events  

Event Foo: Moar Context Better Events

This guest post from Mark McBride of Turbine Labs is the fifth in our series on the how, why, and what of events. As a...

Observability   Events  

Event Foo: Designing for Results

This guest post from Matt Klein of Lyft is the fourth in our series on the how, why, and what of events. Event based tracing,...

Observability   Events  

Event Foo: Constructing a Coherent Narrative

This guest post from Colin Curtin of Good Eggs is the third in our series on the how, why, and what of events. On Event...

Software Engineering   Observability   Logging  

Build Observable Systems

What should you log? When your systems break, it’s great to be able to look at what they were doing just before they broke. A...

Observability   Events   Debugging  

Event Foo: A Series of Unfortunate/Incredible Events

Good technical intuition is one of the things that defines a good senior engineer. And unpacking that intuition is the most valuable teaching tool. By...

Software Engineering   Observability   Instrumentation   Dogfooding   Debugging  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 4: Check Before You Change

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 3: End-to-end Failures. As Honeycomb matures, we try to roll out changes as...

Software Engineering   Observability  

ES7 await/async and superagent

TL;DR await/async are awesome, and you should use them instead of callbacks wherever you can (which is everywhere.) Async functions for ECMAScript is a stage...

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....

Product Updates   Observability   Debugging   Connectors & Integrations  

Tell me more, nginx

When the cool kids talk about interesting log data, no one seems to want to talk about nginx. Web servers are the workhorses of the...

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...

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