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HoneyByte: Get a Taste for Sampling

Honeycomb’s event-based pricing model is pretty simple: we only care about how many events you send. For teams running workloads at scale, the question becomes: are all of my events worth keeping? How can you reduce overall event volume while maintaining fidelity? This HoneyByte is all about sampling strategies you can use to lower costs without sacrificing the value of your data.

The Raw & Real Approach to Observability

Practicing observability isn’t just about tools. It also means improving how you work together and how you share lessons across the team. Learning from each other helps everyone on your team become better engineers…

Free as in Honey

Starting today, you can use more of Honeycomb than ever before for free. That means more teams can start building up production excellence with features that were previously only available for paid subscribers.

The Honeycomb Beeline for Go v2 is…Go!

We’ve seen folks do amazing things using our Honeycomb Beelines–getting their apps instrumented in next-to-no time, expanding their observability, growing their understanding of what is happening in their code in production. Now, prepare to…

How Are Structured Logs Different From Events?

We’re all collectively trying to define observability (“o11y,” pronounced “olly”) these days, and, as Honeycomb is sometimes described as an event-based observability product, trying to define all the other words that go around o11y…

Simple Structured Logging with NLog

We’re grateful for this guest post from Tim Wilde! You can find the source code for the examples he uses in his github repo. Strings are where data go to die There you go;…

The Price is Right

Here at the hive, we’re working on something that isn’t code or new features(!), but is a big part of our business notwithstanding: figuring out the best way to help people understand how we…

Best Practices for Observability

Observability has been getting a lot of attention recently. What started out as a fairly obscure technical term, dragged from the dusty annals of control theory, has been generating attention for one simple reason:…