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How To Learn Systems Debugging by People-watching

When I first joined this startup that makes an observability platform, I was a front-end Javascript developer who had never ssh’ed into production–I didn’t even know what tracing or monitoring or metrics were, let…

Notes from On-call Adjacency

I’ve never been on-call, but I’ve been on-call adjacent for a lot of my adult life—my partners, my housemates, my friends…they’ve largely been sysadmins, in Operations, or Dev/Ops, which means I’ve experienced a lot…

How To Talk to Your Boss About Honeycomb

At Honeycomb, we’re pretty engineering-focused. We think our product is something every developer can benefit from, and we’re working to build something we would want to (and do!) use every day to make our…

Coding with Confidence – CloudBees + Honeycomb

DevOps, Observability, Continuous Delivery, Test in Production, Chaos Engineering, and Software Ownership are all major themes in software development today, but why? In an ideal world, we get everything right the first time, nothing…

Heatmaps Make Ops Better

In this blog miniseries, I’d like to talk about how to think about doing data analysis “the Honeycomb way.”  Welcome to part 1, where I cover what a heatmap is—and how using them can…

Explore RubyGems data with Honeycomb

Our new RubyGems.org public dataset is now available — use it to analyze global download traffic of all gems hosted on RubyGems! About RubyGems.org RubyGems.org is the Ruby community’s gem hosting service. Gem creators…