Honeycomb Learn Ep 1 Instrument Better for a Happy Debugging Team

Nathan LeClaire, Sales Engineer @honeycombio knows first-hand that the key to instrumenting code is to start with baby steps. With Honeycomb, a little instrumentation will give vast insights as soon as you ingest your data. With Honeycomb Beelines, we take the heavy lifting out of instrumenting. Listen to learn: See Honeycomb in action, hear best practices, and learn how fast and painless instrumentation can be.

Honeycomb Learn Ep. 2: De-stress Debugging -Triggers, Feature Flags, & Fast Query

This episode in our Honeycomb Learn series looks at how to cut stress levels when debugging issues in production. Starting with a hypothesis, run fast queries, and then navigate to the code where the problem lies. Be proactive and set triggers to let you know if something needs attention. When engineering is about to ship a new release, set a feature flag to watch how production behaves in real-time. Curtail performance issues and reduce customer impact with the right tools to better understand production systems, right now.

The Modern Developer Workflow with Waypoint

Modern developers are under ever increasing pressure to deliver software applications to the business in record time. This means shorter development cycles and a push to have code production ready as early as possible. In addition, many development teams no longer throw the code over the metaphorical wall to be handled by operations and production support teams, but rather oftentimes own the entire end to end delivery chain.


Setting a Live Debugging Dashboard to Catch a Thief of Time

They say that procrastination is the thief of time. In the world of software development, there are some additional “time thieves” that prevent our teams from developing new features or slow them down as they attempt to fix issues. As software engineers or R&D managers, we take it for granted that our teams spend a lot of their time waiting for compiling, testing, and deploying.


Want To Release Faster? Address These Bottlenecks

Develop fast, release, learn, repeat. That’s essentially the (not-so-secret) innovation formula, right? Most of us spend our time enhancing the products we have already released. We want to be innovative, releasing new features with the velocity of an unencumbered startup. Yet, we also have customers with quality expectations we need to meet. Guidance on shortening release cycles often centers on adopting agile (or similar) development methodologies. But most companies are already there.


Debug errors in Lambda functions

Troubleshooting production issues in Lambda environments is often challenging. CloudWatch requires developers to comb through logs, search for relevant terms that they may not always know of and has hard-to-consume stack traces. For obvious reasons, we recommend using Sentry to instrument your Lambda Functions code in order to report error stack traces and associated debugging context. Here’s a walk through on how to instrument a Node function.


Debugging Kubernetes Applications on the Fly

Over the recent years, software development organizations have seen a major shift in where they build and run their applications. Teams have transitioned from building applications that run exclusively on-prem to microservices applications that are built to run natively in the cloud. This shift gives businesses more flexibility as well as quick and easy access to enterprise services without the need to host costly applications and infrastructure.