Update: this feature is now called Boards but functions the same way–check out “Sharing Honeycomb queries is even better with Boards”
Here at the Hive, we’ve been hard at work on a better way for folks to collaborate while debugging their services. We’re on a mission to help teams to not just move faster with better data, and a lot of that manifests by making shared knowledge accessible, like:
- How did Ben figure out which customers would be most impacted by yesterday’s unrolling-nested-JSON fix?
- How is Eben tracking performance for that one customer struggling with Logstash delays?
- What queries did Charity run last week to dig into that sudden increase in MySQL latency?
To that end, we’re introducing Playlists: a way to create collections of useful Honeycomb queries for both your own use and your teammates’ benefit.
We think Playlists are particularly helpful for two use cases:
- Post-mortems: capturing the trail produced by an active investigation
- Entry points: capturing a set of high-level “how’s my system doing?” query results.
Queries can be added to a playlist within the query interface itself, or by editing a playlist directly. Playlist permalinks are eminently shareable, just like query permalinks themselves!
Create ‘em, send ‘em around, dig in and get your hands dirty. Honeycomb isn’t for passive consumption :) so use these playlists to capture interesting jumping-off points and dive into queries to iterate and ask new questions.
Sign up and try Honeycomb today!