Honeybadger

Seattle, WA, USA
2012
  |  By Joshua Wood
Earlier this year, we introduced a new logging and performance monitoring tool, Honeybadger Insights. You can finally send your logs, application events, and telemetry data to Honeybadger! Once you do, you can query your logs and events to diagnose performance issues, perform root-cause analyses, and create beautiful charts and dashboards to see what's happening in real time.
  |  By Benjamin Curtis
When deploying Docker containers to AWS ECS, you can encounter a situation where you want to run an image that requires some configuration. For example, let's say you wanted to run Vector1 as a sidecar to your main application so you can ship your application's metrics to a service like Honeybadger Insights. To run Vector, you only need to provide one configuration file (/etc/vector/vector.yaml) to the image available on Docker Hub.
  |  By Kevin Webster
Oh, I didn't see you there. Hi, I'm Kevin, a developer here at Honeybadger. I've worked for the last year or so developing Honeybadger Insights, our new logging and observability platform. Let's peek into some of the design decisions and philosophy behind the product. In modern software development, the hunt for observable systems has traditionally revolved around the holy trinity of logs, metrics, and traces.
  |  By Benjamin Curtis
I'm pleased to announce a new feature that we've been building for over a year: Honeybadger Insights. Insights is our take on logging and performance monitoring, helping application developers gain deeper visibility into what's happening with their applications. It goes beyond application monitoring and responding to exceptions and downtime. Insights lets you drill down into the details and step back to see patterns in your data.
  |  By Wern Ancheta
PHP is fast but it's performance can suffer when it's overwhelmed by I/O operations such as making a request to an external API or handling file uploads. In this article, you'll learn how to create asynchronous PHP applications using ReactPHP to solve this problem.
  |  By Salem Olorundare
Logging is an important aspect of software development that is often overlooked. Developers use it to diagnose errors when things go wrong and understand the behavior of their applications. In this article, we will discuss how logging plays an important role in software development and provide some best practices for implementing it.
  |  By Julie Kent
Delve into the features and benefits of Honeybadger alongside other error monitoring tools, as we compare their strengths and weaknesses. Find the perfect fit for your needs and elevate your error monitoring game.
  |  By Mauro Chojrin
Elevate your PHP skills and improve your application with this comprehensive guide to exception handling. Discover best practices, practical tips, and expert insights to master error management.
  |  By Bethany Berkowitz
We just published a plugin for Rollup and Vite to automatically upload JavaScript source maps to the Honeybadger API.
  |  By Ben Findley
Honeybadger's new incident management feature lets you report incidents in real time, schedule alerts for upcoming maintenance, or retroactively insert an update for past incidents.
  |  By Honeybadger
Longtime friend of the pod Adam McCrea joins Josh and Ben to catch up and chat about his journey building Judoscale—an autoscaling service for Heroku, Render, and AWS! FounderQuest Episode 13, Season 5 June 7, 2024.
  |  By Honeybadger
John Nunemaker returns to FounderQuest to discuss his writing process—after the guys debate code linters and formatters, of course. It's important to start with the essentials. FounderQuest Episode 12, Season 5 May 24, 2024.
  |  By Honeybadger
Josh and Ben are joined by John Nunemaker to discuss their recent trip to Detroit for RailsConf, as well as the announcement from RubyCentral that 2025 will mark the final RailsConf (though not the last Rails conference!). Later in the episode, Josh and Ben reveal the outcome of their Honeybadger Insights launch goal and discuss the team's last dev cycle. John also shares an update on his work with Flipper!
  |  By Honeybadger
This week, Josh and Ben dive deep into the marketing strategy for their new product, Insights, in response to a listener question. They talk about what groups they are targeting first, some of the planned marketing tactics for reaching each group, and how they are building awareness within the Honeybadger app without annoying existing users.
  |  By Honeybadger
This week Josh and Ben discuss shipping Insights, what's next for the product, and their strategies to get people to actually use it. Plus Ben shares the results from his latest performance science projects. Grab your safety glasses and headphones!
  |  By Honeybadger
This week Ben interviews Garrett Dimon to talk about some of his exciting new projects. They also cover alternatives to the SaaS business model, such as self-hosted licensing options, to make vacations more relaxing for founders if something goes wrong.
  |  By Honeybadger
This week The Founders take a trip down freelancer memory lane and talk about the hot apps they built and which of them are still alive. They also cover NFTs, pivoting to private equity, and candy bar servers. Also, is "spider season" an official season in the Pacific Northwest?!?!? Click to listen now on the interwebs.
  |  By Honeybadger
This week the Founders recap the initial Hook Relay launch and cover things they learned along the way. Also discussed is if developers will struggle to find purpose if products like Hook Relay make their lives too easy. Lastly, do you remember the days of converting PSDs to HTML? Tune in and prepare for launch!
  |  By Honeybadger
There's no episode of FounderQuest this week. However, if you want to hear WHY there's no episode, Ben takes some time out of fighting fires to explain in 34 seconds.
  |  By Honeybadger
It's a special edition episode this week as Ben chats with Felix Livni of Schedulista to talk startups. There are plenty of hot takes to go around such as ignoring good advice when starting a business, how boostrappers should do the exact opposite things that a venture funded company does, and why you may consider direct mail for a SaaS business. Grab your pitchforks and tune in!

Zero-instrumentation, 360 degree coverage of errors, outages and service degradation. Deploy with confidence and be your team's devops hero.

Monitoring — like web development — is complex. Every day we hear about new tools and techniques, but they're usually for big organizations. Ones with dedicated devops teams and so much traffic they care more about “error rates” than individual user experiences. When you're on a smaller team, this doesn't work so well. You know instrumentation doesn’t pay the bills. Customers do. When they encounter a problem you need clear actionable intelligence, not walls of charts and reams of logs.

What if there were a monitoring tool for developers like us? A single tool that could answer at a glance:

  • Are any front-end or back-end systems raising errors?
  • Is the site unreachable or unusually slow?
  • Are scheduled tasks completing as expected?
  • Which customers have been affected by errors today?
That’s Honeybadger. We’re the application health monitoring tool built for you, not Google.

Honeybadger is used by tens of thousands of pragmatic developers in companies of all sizes who want to focus on shipping great, error-free products instead of wasting time building and maintaining a bespoke monitoring stack.