OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observability, Telemetry, and Monitoring: Learn About the Differences

Over the past five years, software and systems have become increasingly complex and challenging for teams to understand. A challenging macroeconomic environment, the rise of...

OpenTelemetry   Instrumentation  

Understanding OpenTelemetry’s Browser Instrumentation

Recently, Honeycomb released a Web Instrumentation package built around the OpenTelemetry browser JS packages. In this post, I’ll go over what the OpenTelemetry auto-instrumentation package...

Tutorials   Tracing   Databases  

How to Use Relational Fields: Some Nifty Use Cases

We recently introduced relational fields, a new feature that allows you to query spans based on their relationship to each other within a trace. This...

Logging   Customer Stories  

Rocking the Logs: Fender's Journey to Modern Observability

Fender faced challenges with log analysis, finding it slow and complex to navigate, leading to inefficient troubleshooting and a need for a more user-friendly and...

Product Updates   Observability  

Introducing Honeycomb for Frontend Observability: Get the Data You Need for Actionable Customer Experience Improvements

Honeycomb for Frontend Observability gives frontend developers the ability to quickly identify opportunities for optimization within their web app. This starts with better OpenTelemetry instrumentation,...

Software Engineering  

Simulation Theory, Observability, and Modern Software Practices

The 1981 book Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard is widely read and cited within academic circles but also permeates popular culture, influencing films, literature,...

Product Updates   Databases  

Introducing Relational Fields

Expanded fields allow you to more easily find interesting traces and learn about the spans within them, saving time for debugging and enabling more curiosity...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Real User Monitoring With a Splash of OpenTelemetry

You're probably familiar with the concept of real user monitoring (RUM) and how it's used to monitor websites or mobile applications. If not, here's the...

Observability   Customer Stories  

Transforming to an Engineering Culture of Curiosity With a Modern Observability 2.0 Solution

Relying on their traditional observability 1.0 tool, Pax8 faced hurdles in fostering a culture of ownership and curiosity due to user-based pricing limitations and an...

OpenTelemetry  

Transitioning to OpenTelemetry

This article touches on how we at Birdie handled our transition from logs towards using OpenTelemetry as the primary mechanism for achieving world-class observability of...

Observability   LLMs  

Honeycomb + Google Gemini

Today at Google Next, Charity Majors demonstrated how to use Honeycomb to find unexpected problems in our generative AI integration. Software components that integrate with...

OpenTelemetry   Instrumentation  

Instrumenting a Demo App With OpenTelemetry and Honeycomb

A few days ago, I was in a meeting with a prospect who was just starting to try out OpenTelemetry. One of the things that...

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