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Observability 101: Terminology and Concepts

This post is to help orient folks who want to learn more about observability but maybe feel overwhelmed by the vocabulary list. The goal is to get everyone on the same page about what these words mean so that we can focus on leveraging the tools and ideas to build better software and deliver more value!

SRE + Honeycomb: Observability for Service Reliability

As a Customer Advocate, I talk to a lot of prospective Honeycomb users who want to understand how observability fits into their existing Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practice. While I have a passing familiarity with the discipline, I wanted to learn more about what SREs do in their day-to-day work so that I’d be better able to help them determine if Honeycomb is a good fit for their needs.

Get on the Right Track with Our Rails Integration!

Whether you’re starting a new Rails project and want to build observability in from the start, or you’re investing in better observability for your existing Rails service, this tutorial will help you get the most out of Honeycomb right away.

All Aboard! Set Your Team Up for Honeycomb Success

You’ve instrumented an application with our Beeline or perhaps with OpenTelemetry, and you’ve been blown away by seeing traces of your app, or BubbleUps that point out a customer in pain. You get it! And now you want all your teammates to feel the same excitement you do, and you want your management bought in on SLOs.

A Next Step Beyond Test Driven Development

The most successful software development movement of my lifetime is probably test-driven development or TDD. With TDD, requirements are turned into very specific test cases, then the code is improved so the tests pass….

Take huge leaps with Honeycomb for Incident Response

As engineering teams shift from delivering services on monolithic architectures to microservices and even serverless environments, developers are no longer just responsible for creating and maintaining their code. Shared ownership has become the new…