Product Updates  

Introducing Honeycomb for Kubernetes: Bridging the Divide Between Applications and Infrastructure

In our continuous journey to support teams grappling with the complexities of Kubernetes environments, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Honeycomb for Kubernetes, a...

Sampling  

How to Avoid Paying for Honeycomb

You probably know that we have a generous free plan that allows you to send 20 million events per month. This is enough for many...

LLMs  

Effortless Engineering: Quick Tips for Crafting Prompts

Large Language Models (LLMs) are all the rage in software development, and for good reason: they provide crucial opportunities to positively enhance our software. At...

Tracing   Customer Stories  

Start with Traces, not with Logs: How Honeycomb Helped Massdriver Reduce Alert Fatigue

Before Massdriver, Dave worked in product engineering where he was constantly bogged down with DevOps toil. He spent his time doing everything except what he...

OpenTelemetry   News & Announcements  

OpenTelemetry For Humans

Who is software for? It’s an interesting question, because there’s an obvious answer. It’s for the users, right? If your job is to write software,...

Software Engineering  

What Happens to DevOps when the Kubernetes Adrenaline Rush Ends?

Kubernetes has been around for nearly 10 years now. In the past five years, we’ve seen a drastic increase in adoption by engineering teams of...

Teams & Collaboration   Best Practices  

A Vicious Cycle: Data Hidden Behind Lock and Key

Understanding production has historically been reserved for software developers and engineers. After all, those folks are the ones building, maintaining, and fixing everything they deliver...

Observability   LLMs  

So We Shipped an AI Product. Did it Work?

Like many companies, earlier this year we saw an opportunity with LLMs and quickly (but thoughtfully) started building a capability. About a month later, we...

Software Engineering  

What Is a Feature Flag? Best Practices and Use Cases

Do you want to build software faster and release it more often without the risks of negatively impacting your user experience? Imagine a world where...

Software Engineering   OpenTelemetry  

Rescue Struggling Pods from Scratch

Containers are an amazing technology. They provide huge benefits and create useful constraints for distributing software. Golang-based software doesn’t need a container in the same...

Observability   LLMs  

LLMs Demand Observability-Driven Development

Many software engineers are encountering LLMs for the very first time, while many ML engineers are being exposed directly to production systems for the very...

Software Engineering  

Experiments in Daily Work

In high school chemistry and then college physics labs, we learned a strong definition of "experiment." Experiments are tied to the Scientific Method, responsible for...

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