Guests  

Honeycomb Customer Profile: Airtime

We recently connected with Honeycomb users over at Airtime, a new social video platform for iOS, Android, and desktop. Like many companies using Honeycomb, Airtime...

Product Updates  

Save Useful Queries with Honeycomb Playlists

Update: this feature is now called Boards but functions the same way–check out “Sharing Honeycomb queries is even better with Boards” for the details Here...

Instrumentation  

Event-Driven Instrumentation in Go is Easy and Fun

One of many things I like about Go is how easy it is to instrument code. The built-in expvar package and third-party libraries such as...

Product Updates   Observability   Debugging   Connectors & Integrations  

Tell me more, nginx

When the cool kids talk about interesting log data, no one seems to want to talk about nginx. Web servers are the workhorses of the...

Observability   Monitoring  

Is Honeycomb a monitoring tool?

You may notice that we don’t talk about “monitoring” much, and that’s because we don’t really think of monitoring as what we do, even though...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

Instrumentation: system calls: an amazing interface for instrumentation

When you’re debugging, there are two basic ways you can poke at something. You can: create new instrumentation (like “adding print statements”) use existing instrumentation...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

Instrumentation: What does 'uptime' mean?

This is the second post in our second week on instrumentation. Want more? Check out the other posts in this series. Ping Julia or Charity...

Monitoring   Instrumentation   Databases  

Instrumentation: Instrumenting HTTP Services

Welcome to the second week of our blog post series on instrumentation, curated by Julia and Charity. This week will focus more on operational and...

Operations   Observability   Dogfooding   Debugging  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 3: End-to-End Failures

At Honeycomb, one of our foremost concerns (in our product as well as our customers’) is reliability. To that end, we have end-to-end (e2e) checks...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

Instrumentation: Worst case performance matters

This is the fifth in a series of guest posts about instrumentation. Like it? Check out the other posts in this series. Ping Julia or...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

Instrumentation: Measuring Capacity Through Utilization

This is the second in a series of guest posts about instrumentation. Like it? Check out yesterday’s piece on the first four things you measure....

Product Updates   Operations   Monitoring  

Honeycomb Triggers - Alert on your Data

We’re happy to announce the launch of Honeycomb Triggers—a method to get notifications when the data you send in to Honeycomb crosses configured thresholds. We’d...

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