Observability  

Honeycomb and the Five Whys: Summary Post

Anchor post at the top of this week’s long series of “vision” posts, so everything doesn’t just appear backwards. :) This week we set forth...

Observability  

Part 5/5: Building Badass Engineers and Badass Teams

No matter how much we love technology, it is always a means to an end. The mission comes first – we don’t do tech for...

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,...

Operations  

Part 3/5: Dear Operations Engineers

It’s time to shrug off the last vestiges of that martyr complex we’ve been trudging around with since the bad old days of the BOFH....

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...

Observability  

Part 1/5: Asking Better Questions

Any mature production system is likely to have hundreds of thousands if not millions of metrics, most of which never get looked at by a...

Observability   Connectors & Integrations  

Why Honeycomb? Black Swans, Unknown-Unknowns, and the Glorious Future of Doom

Hello friends! We need to talk – about Honeycomb, you, and the future. We’ve built this thing to help ourselves and one another deal with...

Product Updates   Connectors & Integrations  

Enriching Nginx Logs with request_time, Server Data, and Other Goodies

How can you make your nginx logs more awesome? Nginx has some fantastic data hiding in its log_format spec, but oddly enough, most of it...

Connectors & Integrations  

Discovering and Exploring Web Latency Spikes

Last week, I got a signup invite for Honeycomb. My consulting business has a website management platform with modest but steady traffic, about 30k req/day....

Operations   Dogfooding   Debugging   Connectors & Integrations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 2: Migrating API Versions

Continued from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 1: The Long Tail. We recently released a new version of our API. As scarred veterans of building...

Product Updates   Connectors & Integrations  

Honeycomb's Open Source Connectors

We’re happy to announce 3 open sourced components to help you get your data into Honeycomb - 2 libraries and a log tailing utility. We...

Operations   Dogfooding   Databases   Connectors & Integrations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 1: The Long Tail

This post is the first in our series of “dogfooding” posts. At Honeycomb, we dogfood everything: we try to solve all our own problems using...

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