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Apr 18, 2019 | By Liz Fong-Jones
I’m Honeycomb’s newest engineer, now on my eighth week at Honeycomb. Excitingly, I did my first week of oncall two weeks ago! Almost every engineer at Honeycomb participates in oncall, and I chose to join in the tradition. This may seem unconventional for a Developer Advocate — surely my time might be better spent holding more meetings with customers and giving more talks? Yet, I found that being oncall was the right decision for me.
Apr 11, 2019 | By Nathan LeClaire
Most modern web apps end up sprouting some subset of tasks that happen in the “background”, i.e., when a user is not directly waiting on the request from a server to finish. These types of tasks range across all kinds of use cases – processing media, generating aggregate statistics for later view in the front end, and syncing data to 3rd party providers are just a few of many examples.
Apr 4, 2019 | By Deirdre Mahon
“We can know one thing: shit’s gonna fail.” Last week we participated in SRECon Americas, held across three days of intensive learning with practitioner talks, hands-on workshops, socializing, and of course vendor booths. Now in its third year, attendees numbered 650 with an additional ~300 from sponsors and organizers.
Mar 27, 2019 | By Rachel Perkins
If you’re trying to evaluate and understand the ROI of building an observability practice and carve out a budget for it, you’re not alone. You’ve probably got some monitoring and metrics capability already, but that’s proving to not be enough–how can you empower your teams as your environment becomes too complex for the basics? And how much will that cost?
Mar 12, 2019 | By Molly Stamos
Customer success can be a serious differentiator and competitive advantage for companies today. Everyone wants to ship quality products to their customers faster, and the rise of subscription-based pricing and SaaS applications in the last decade means that ensuring customer success is a more critical part of the business than ever.
Dec 18, 2018 | By Honeycomb
Visualize your Thundra monitoring data with Honeycomb. Identifying critical issues in your stateless serverless environments can be difficult. Often, you are left guessing at where the problems may lie. Learn how to pinpoint critical issues in your AWS Lambda environment with the deep query and end-to-end tracing.
Dec 18, 2018 | By Honeycomb
In this Honeycomb.io demo we will see how the world's fastest tool to visualize, understand, and debug software can do just that. We’ll find a particularly hard problem to solve, super fast; with amazing tools such as Honeycomb BubbleUp!
Once upon a time, our hosted DB provider had a terrible security incident, causing us to take down the entire product for 24 hours. This is a story about the aftermath: the downtime, the incident response, how we got back up, and how we communicated with customers.
First, a tale of a silent-but-deadly data push on a path to take Google Ads fully offline within 90 minutes, with no diagnosis in sight. Second, a zombie haunted pipeline that kept developers awake late into the night. ...each concluded with how we slayed the beast!
A change to a single line of code sent the prices of thousands of products on Amazon to a penny. Taking care of customers and focusing on engineering best practices allowed a company to survive and thrive after a "make or break" event.