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Aug 8, 2019   |  By Emily Nakashima
AWS bills are notoriously complicated, and the Amazon Cost Explorer doesn’t always make it easy to understand exactly where your money is going. When we embarked on our journey to reduce our AWS bill, we wanted more than just the Cost Explorer to help us figure out where to optimize — and when all you have is a hammer, every problem sure looks like it can be solved with Honeycomb!
Aug 1, 2019   |  By Liz Fong-Jones
At Honeycomb, we’ve often discussed the value of making software deployments early and often, and being able to understand your code as it runs in production. However, these principles aren’t specific to only your customer-facing software. Configuration-as-code, such as Terraform, is in fact code that needs to go through a release process as well. Lacking formal process around Terraform deployment means a de-facto process that generates reliability risk.
Jul 26, 2019   |  By Martin Holman
We are excited to announce a new version of the Honeycomb Beeline for Ruby! This new version solidifies our Ruby support, providing out-of-the-box automatic instrumentation for additional frameworks and enhanced support for our currently supported frameworks. The goods: For Rails applications we now have a generator that creates a configuration file for the Beeline. This generates a configuration file in config/initializers/honeycomb.rb with the Beeline pre-configured for your Rails application:
Jul 18, 2019   |  By Rachel Perkins
The Velocity conference happened recently, and as part of it we (Honeycomb) hosted a sort of reverse-panel discussion, where you talked, and we listened. You may be aware that we’re in the process of developing a maturity model for the practice of observability–and we’re taking every opportunity we have to ask questions and get feedback from those of you who are somewhere along the path.
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.
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!