#observability

Metrics, logs, and traces can trivially be derived from arbitrarily wide structured events.
The reverse is not true.
 – Charity Majors, “Observability — A 3-Year Retrospective”, The New Stack (August 2019)

I’ve had the good fortune to live in the future for a few years. I’ve maintained code to send events to Honeycomb from JavaScript, Python, Elixir, and bash scripts; from AWS Lambda functions, micro­services, and monoliths; regarding inbound and outbound requests on REST, GraphQL, database, object storage, and cache APIs.

It’s all true. Honeycomb does what it says it does. It works.

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