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Jul 9, 2019   |  By Rachel Perkins
A lot of product marketing is about telling people to throw away what they have in favor of something entirely new. Sometimes that is the right answer–sometimes what you have has completely outlived its usefulness and you need to put something better in its place–but a lot of the time, what’s realistic is to make incremental improvements. If you’ve been tasked with starting, or growing your observability practice, it may seem a long journey from here to there.
Jul 2, 2019   |  By Deirdre Mahon
(Field notes from O’Reilly’s Velocity 2019 Show, San Jose.) It was steamy hot in San Jose during O’Reilly’s Velocity show and the normally frigid AC temps in the expo hall were welcomed by all attendees, escaping the 104 degree temps. It got so bad, Charity Majors labeled it Satan Jose and the nearby Marriott hotel experienced a power outage for almost two full days, leaving guests hot under more than just their collars.
Jun 27, 2019   |  By Liz Fong-Jones
Observability-driven development requires both rich query capabilities and sufficient instrumentation in order to capture the nuances of developers’ intention and useful dimensions of cardinality. When our systems are running in containers, we need an equivalent to our local debugging tools that is as easy to use as Printf and as powerful as gdb.
Jun 25, 2019   |  By Christine Yen
This year was my third in a row attending (and now speaking at!) Monitorama. Because the organizers do a great job of turning introverts into extroverts for three days straight, it’s always a fun and exhausting time—but one of my favorite parts is how much folks continue talking about and sharing the content, days or weeks after it’s over. So, to continue the drumbeat, here were some of my highlights from this year.
Jun 18, 2019   |  By Danyel Fisher
Tracing is one of the key tools that Honeycomb offers to make sense of data. Over the last few weeks, we’ve made a number of improvements to our tracing interface — and, put together, those changes let you think about traces in a whole new way! Tracing makes it easier to understand control flow within a distributed system. We render traces with waterfall diagrams, which capture the execution history of individual requests.
Aug 11, 2018   |  By Honeycomb
This document discusses the history, concept, goals, and approaches to achieving observability in today’s software industry, with an eye to the future benefits and potential evolution of the software development practice as a whole.
Jul 5, 2019   |  By Honeycomb
We spent an hour trying to understand anomalies and outliers in the rubygems.org Fastly logs.
May 20, 2019   |  By Honeycomb
In this interview with Honeycomb Software Engineer, Ben Hartshorne, we get a to see and hear valuable insights on why observability, distributed tracing and Honeycomb help engineers gain great understanding on how software behaves in all stages of development. Ben will tell you how he builds software, instruments his code and uses Honeycomb to constantly update the “mental model” of how software really works.
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!
Dec 4, 2018   |  By Honeycomb
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.