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February 2023

How CCP Games Used Honeycomb to Modernize and Migrate its Codebase

Imagine a universe in which a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) sets Guinness World Records for the size of its online space battles—and that game is built on 20-year-old code. Well, imagine no more. Welcome to the world of EVE Online, where hundreds of thousands of players interact across 7,800+ star systems and participate in more than one million daily market transactions.

SumUp Uses Honeycomb to Improve Service Quality and Strengthen Customer Loyalty

Growing pains can be a natural consequence of meteoric success. We were reminded of that in our recent panel discussion with SumUp’s observability engineering lead, Blake Irvin, and senior software engineer Matouš Dzivjak. They shared how SumUp’s rapid growth spurt compelled them to change their resolution process—both logistically and culturally—to ensure a service level quality that reflects their customer obsession.

How We Manage Incident Response at Honeycomb

When I joined Honeycomb two years ago, we were entering a phase of growth where we could no longer expect to have the time to prevent or fix all issues before things got bad. All the early parts of the system needed to scale, but we would not have the bandwidth to tackle some of them graciously. We’d have to choose some fires to fight, and some to let burn.

Iterating Our Way Toward a Service Map

For a long time at Honeycomb, we envisioned using the tracing data you send us to generate a service map. If you’re unfamiliar, a service map is a graph-like visualization of your system architecture that shows all of its components and dependencies. We didn’t want it to be a static service map, though—the kind you’d view once before going “huh, neat”—and then never looking at it again.

Get the Big Picture: Learn How to Visually Debug Your Systems with Service Map-Now Available in Sandbox

Honeycomb recently announced the launch of Service Map, a new feature that gives users the ability to quickly unravel and make sense of the interconnectivity between services in highly complex and intricate environments.

Autocatalytic Adoption: Harnessing Patterns to Promote Honeycomb in Your Organization

When an organization signs up for Honeycomb at the Enterprise account level, part of their support package is an assigned Technical Customer Success Manager. As one of these TCSMs, part of my responsibilities is helping a central observability team develop a strategy to help their colleagues learn how to make use of the product.