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Our First Outage

Dear honeycomb users, On Saturday, Aug 19th, we experienced a service outage for all customers. This was our first-ever outage, even though we’ve had users in production for almost exactly one year, and paying…

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 internet, reliable and battle-hardened, but the logs are standard…

MongoDB and Honeycomb: My First 10 Minutes

Real-world examples An interesting side effect of the devopsification of the software industry is how many software engineers and operations engineers increasingly find ourselves in the role of “Accidental DBA,” responsible for operating, debugging,…