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Right at Home in My New Role

(Get it? Because I’m working from home…) Hi, I’m Shelby 👋 I’m a new Developer Advocate at Honeycomb. The New Normal What a strange time to be changing jobs. I’m thrilled about my new…

Challenges with Implementing SLOs

A few months ago, Honeycomb released our SLO — Service Level Objective — feature to the world. We’ve written before about how to use it and some of the use scenarios. Today, I’d like…

Customer Nylas Cuts Database Queries 50%

Honeycomb user stories are the best. Shining a light on a specific use-case plus following the breadcrumbs and steps to discovery and resolution is pure gold because everyone learns. An early Honeycomb customer, Nylas…

OpenTelemetry: New Honeycomb Exporters

We’re really big fans of OpenTelemetry at Honeycomb. As we’ve blogged about before, OpenTelemetry is the next phase of the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. Instead of working on separate but similar efforts, those two…

Chad Malchow, VP Sales Joins Honeycomb

Welcome to the Hive & Observability Community. Though it may ultimately be remembered for a multitude of other things, for us at Honeycomb, 2019 was the Year of Observability. Observability grew from a misunderstood…

Honeycomb Welcomes New VP Engineering

(Why it’s so important to look inside your org before you look outside) I am delighted to announce that we have a new VP of engineering: our own Emily Nakashima, formerly director of engineering…

They Aren’t Pillars, They’re Lenses

To have Observability is to have the ability to understand your system’s internal state based on signals and externally-visible output. Honeycomb’s approach to Observability is to strive toward this: every feature of the product…