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Jul 28, 2022   |  By Aviv Kerbel
Message broker systems like Kafka enable microservices to scale. But this same quality makes them hard to troubleshoot. How can developers avoid messages and errors getting stuck in oblivion? In this post we provide a few solutions: Kafka Owl, Redpanda, and Helios.
Jul 27, 2022   |  By Liron Kreiss
Joining a new dev team can be an exciting but somewhat intimidating experience. On one hand, you’re jumping into new adventures and opportunities. On the other hand, most onboarding experiences are fraught with stress and a sense of overwhelming from how much you have to learn, fast, to be able to contribute to your new team. To be honest, I’d never worked at a place where the developer onboarding experience was particularly memorable – until I joined Helios.
Jul 20, 2022   |  By Ran Nozik
With the introduction of container orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes, the adoption of cloud-native technologies, and the transition to microservices architectures, engineering organizations were empowered to build scalable and complex applications. DevOps engineers have had an indispensable role in this revolution, enabling and supporting these processes.
Jun 29, 2022   |  By Helios
The platform increases developer velocity when building distributed applications, supporting devs from their local environments to production
Jun 29, 2022   |  By Maya Mandel
I’m excited to share that today, we’re making Helios available to all developers around the world for free. Helios is a developer platform that helps increase dev velocity and productivity when building cloud-native applications. Over the past few months we’ve worked closely with dozens of private beta users to build a product that we believe will make a difference.
Jun 25, 2022   |  By Maya Mandel
In distributed application environments, to solve problems in code you need to be able to connect the dots between all the different places where your code runs, including frameworks like Databricks and Apache Airflow. The Databricks pipeline may be one of the most crucial places where your code runs, but the visibility you’re getting there is limited.
Jun 20, 2022   |  By Aviv Kerbel
Testing today’s environments is more challenging than it was a few years ago. The transition to distributed environments has created complexity, overhead, and friction when writing and running new backend tests. These tests require a lot of preparation, infrastructure building, and maintenance since many services communicate asynchronously and they often miss exceptions that are thrown on the “deeper layer” of the system architecture and it’s hard to make it testable.
Jun 10, 2022   |  By Yaron Dinur
Within the technology stack used by developers today you would be hard-pressed not to find products and features that save time. Time-saving tools are crucial for developers because we look for ways to deliver production-ready code faster to keep up with the demands of our users and customers. We want to be able to identify, reproduce, and fix issues – fast.
May 24, 2022   |  By Eden Cohen
OpenTelemetry (OTel) is an emerging industry standard that dev teams use to instrument, generate, collect, and export telemetry to better understand software performance and behavior. At Helios, we leverage OTel to provide developers with actionable insights into their code within distributed systems. We give them visibility into how data flows through their applications, enabling them to quickly identify, reproduce and debug issues in their flows.
May 15, 2022   |  By Ran Nozik
“Cloud native” – working in distributed systems using microservices and DevOps – has promised a lot, and indeed delivered a lot. Among the biggest benefits, in a cloud-native distributed architecture it’s easier and more cost-effective to scale parts of an application. When one part fails, it is less likely to impact other services and the services can still communicate with each other.

Investigate issues, reproduce scenarios, and generate tests for your cloud-native applications faster with actionable data across your microservices, messaging systems, data pipelines, and databases.

Helios is built on OpenTelemetry making distributed tracing data actionable for you, as early as your local environment. It integrates with your existing logging, error monitoring, and CI, so you can get a full picture of every issue and fix it fast.

Find and fix complex issues faster than ever:

  • Get a full dynamic view of your system: Helios provides an integrated E2E view of your system across microservices, serverless functions, databases, and 3rd party APIs.
  • Everything you need for cloud-native debugging: Helios gathers traces, payloads, logs, metrics, and errors to help you fix issues faster than ever.
  • Generate E2E test code to validate complex backend behaviors in minutes: Take advantage of distributed tracing to easily validate previously tedious-to-test asynchronous operations in your system.

The fastest way to troubleshoot and test your distributed applications.