Dev or Ops, Observability is Crucial
Every software engineer should be able to answer these questions: What just happened? What’s happening now? What’s about to happen? Charity Majors, the CEO of debugging platform Honeycomb, believes it’s not just something that the operations team needs to know — everyone needs that level of observability. Building services that manage data intelligently are everyone’s task, and to some extent, everyone’s problem.
The New Stack Technical Editor Benjamin Ball spoke with Majors for this latest edition of The New Stack Makers, from ServerlessConf Austin 2017. Majors spoke about dispelling the myth of NoOps, and getting down to the simple fact that monitoring, testing, and debugging are not isolated behaviors anymore. The next-generation wave of DevOps, as she describes it, is not only reducing response time durations, but reducing the number of overall incidents, and improving the way teams maintain and operate software. But it requires attention to the roles people play and the interaction between people in those roles.
0:48: Discussing the recent launch of Honeycomb.io.
3:39: Focusing on the issues that need to be solved in DevOps, rather than who is solving them.
4:36: Would you consider that a part of wave one DevOps this year?
7:39: Refining how to solve problems with DevOps.
8:21: The top three things that users of serverless frameworks were saying don’t work for them were monitoring, debugging, and testing.
9:58: What is the near-term focus for Honeycomb right now?