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Category: Operations

Debugging   Operations   Software Engineering  

Incident Report: The Missing Trigger Notification Emails

On November 18, between 00:50 and 00:56 UTC, an update was deployed that improved Honeycomb’s business intelligence (BI) telemetry available from our production operations environment....

Operations   Software Engineering  

The Future of Developer Careers

While JavaScript frameworks come and go, a change has been brewing over the last several years that will permanently change what it means to be...

Metrics   Monitoring   Operations  

Infrastructure Observability with Resource Events

You may have seen the Honeycomb white paper on metrics, and want to use the power of Honeycomb with metrics. Sending infrastructure metrics data to...

Connectors & Integrations   Logging   Operations  

Announcing Honeycomb’s extension for the AWS Lambda Runtime Logs API

The AWS Lambda Runtime Logs API is a new way to easily send logs from AWS Lambda functions directly to your destination of choice. Using...

HoneyBytes   Monitoring   Operations  

HoneyByte: Kubernetes + Honeycomb

The new Honeycomb Kubernetes agent is out! This post describes how infrastructure metrics contribute to observability, and then walks you through the steps to start...

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...

Metrics   Monitoring   Operations  

Getting Metrics Into Honeycomb

You can & should send metrics to Honeycomb! But you'll likely replace 95% of those with structured events. How does that work?...

Observability   Operations  

Intro to o11ycast: A Human Perspective on the Role of Observability

Customer Success Engineer Emily Ashley describes her experience listening to the o11ycast backlog as part of her onboarding, and why the podcast is a great...

Monitoring   Observability   Operations  

SRE + Honeycomb: Observability for Service Reliability

As a Customer Advocate, I talk to a lot of prospective Honeycomb users who want to understand how observability fits into their existing Site Reliability...

Operations   Software Engineering  

Incident Review: Meta-Review, August 2020

Every once in a while, teams or systems hit an inflection point where enough things change at once and the pattern of incidents shifts. We...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Operations  

Incident Report: Investigating an Incident That's Already Resolved

Summary On the 23rd of April, we discovered that an incident had occurred approximately one week earlier. On April 16, for approximately 1.5 hours we...

Dogfooding   Instrumentation   Operations  

Dogfooding for Deploys: How Honeycomb Builds Better Builds with Observability

Observability changes the way you understand and interact with your applications in production. Beyond knowing what’s happening in prod, observability is also a compass that...

Observability   Operations   Product Updates  

Challenges with Implementing SLOs

A few months ago, Honeycomb released our SLO — Service Level Objective — feature to the world. We’ve written before about how to use it...

Dogfooding   Operations  

Observations on ARM64 & AWS’s Amazon EC2 M6g Instances

At re:Invent in December, Amazon announced the AWS Graviton2 processor and its forthcoming availability powering Amazon EC2 M6g instances. While the first-generation Graviton processor that...

Dogfooding   Observability   Operations  

Using Honeycomb to remember to delete a feature flag

Feature flags are great and serve us in so many ways. However, we do not love long-lived feature flags. They lead to more complicated code,...

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