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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;…

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:…

You Could Have Invented Structured Logging

Sometimes we hear from folks who are a little bit intimidated by the notion of structured logging. Some common issues: There’s no approachable library for structured logging in my language. My logging today is…

Testing In Production

Testing in production has gotten a bad rap — despite the fact that we all do it, all the time. There’s a lot of value in testing: to a point. But if you can…

A Field Guide to Observability

About a month ago, our own Aneel Lakhani spoke at devopsdays Minneapolis and shared some of his self-deprecating wisdom. He’s kind of bad at self-promotion for a marketing person, so I’m here to tell…

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 record of something that your system did. A line…