OpenTelemetry   News & Announcements  

Much Ado About OpenTelemetry

There is so much good work that OpenTelemetry has done in the software industry, specifically around the domain of observability, in the last five years....

Observability   Monitoring  

APM From a Developer’s Perspective

In twenty years of software development, I did not have the privilege of being on call, of tending to my software in production. I’ve never...

Observability   Customer Stories  

Flight to Success: Birdie's DevOps Evolution Fueled by Observability Insights

Birdie’s platform is a complex software system that covers a lot of ground—from care management and rostering to HR and finance. To ensure the platform...

LLMs  

Three Properties of Data to Make LLMs Awesome

Back in May 2023, I helped launch my first bona fide feature that uses LLMs in production. It was difficult in lots of different ways,...

Software Engineering   Monitoring  

What Is Application Performance Monitoring?

Application performance monitoring, also known as APM, represents the difference between code and running software. You need the measurements in order to manage performance....

Product Updates   Instrumentation  

Safer Client-Side Instrumentation with Honeycomb's Ingest-Only API Keys

We're delighted to introduce our new Ingest API Keys, a significant step toward enabling all Honeycomb customers to manage their observability complexity simply, efficiently, and...

OpenTelemetry  

Data Sovereignty and OpenTelemetry

In today’s economic and regulatory environment, data sovereignty is increasingly top of mind for observability teams. The rules and regulations surrounding telemetry data can often...

Software Engineering   Observability  

Where Does Honeycomb Fit in the Software Development Lifecycle?

The software development lifecycle (SDLC) is always drawn as a circle. In many places I’ve worked, there’s no discernable connection between “5. Operate” and “1....

OpenTelemetry   Instrumentation  

Avoid Stubbing Your Toe on Telemetry Changes

When you have questions about your software, telemetry data is there for you. Over time, you make friends with your data, learning what queries take...

Product Updates   News & Announcements  

Now Available: Honeycomb Launches Data Residency in Europe

At Honeycomb, we are very concerned about privacy and data sovereignty—it’s something we take very seriously, and in an effort to serve our customers better,...

Observability  

The Cost Crisis in Observability Tooling

The cost of services is on everybody’s mind right now, with interest rates rising, economic growth slowing, and organizational budgets increasingly feeling the pinch. But...

Service Level Objectives   Incident Response  

Alerts Are Fundamentally Messy

Good alerting hygiene consists of a few components: chasing down alert conditions, reflecting on incidents, and thinking of what makes a signal good or bad....

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