Category: Software Engineering

Software Engineering   Observability  

Oncall and Sustainable Software Development

Yes, being on call typically and anecdotally sucks. I understand! If you’ve heard me speak, I often point out that I’ve been oncall since I...

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...

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...

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...

Software Engineering   Operations   Observability  

Part 4/5: Everyone is a DBA

DBAs may be the last remaining priesthood in our industry. But software engineers and operations engineers are increasingly finding themselves responsible for precious company data,...

Software Engineering   Observability  

Part 2/5: Dear Software Engineers

Observability is not a thing for operations or some other team to care about. Software engineers, you are increasingly the primary owners of your own...

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