Three Easy Ways to Use Distributed Traces

What is happening in production?

Distributed tracing can help you find out. But it’s one thing to instrument, another to use it.

Here’s a short (6m) video that asks “Why is this so slow?” See three quick ways to get answers in Honeycomb.

If you want to follow along and play with the same data yourself:

  1. Create a free Honeycomb account, and get the API key
  2. Remix this glitch app: Fibonacci Microservice (
  3. open .env and populate a variable called HNY_KEY with your API key

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