Charity Majors+ Your Authors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio; co-wrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤Black Lives Matter🖤 Jun. 18, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

take a peek: this is what it looks like when a good engineer meets a hard problem with a powerful tool. in production. :popcorn: 

this is the kind of subtle bug that you will never, ever, ever find by reading lines of code, and staging is useless too.

figuring out how _specifically_ to trigger the bug is the hardest part. until then, your answer is "production".

(the engineer, alex vondrak, isn't on twitter, but he dug up this screenshot showing honeycomb at work on the bug)

Think of all the hours you've spent over your career trying to understand what your code was doing in production, flying mostly blind.

It is astonishing to me that we don't make engineering effectiveness more of a priority. Easier to justify headcount than tools. 😕

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