Why no traces? Traceflags 00 edition

Today we wrote some code, told it to send a trace to Honeycomb, and it didn’t. No traces, no error message, why??? This happened to us on AWS Lambda, and it could happen other places too. These debugging techniques can be helpful anywhere you’re struggling with OpenTelemetry. Here I’ll demonstrate them in a tiny Node … Read moreWhy no traces? Traceflags 00 edition

REST as a debugging strategy

In REST there’s this rule: don’t save low-level links. Instead, start from the top and navigate the returned hyperlinks, as they may have changed. Detailed knowledge is transitory.This same philosophy helps in daily programming work. Say a bug report comes in: “Data is missing from this report.” My pair is more familiar with the reporting … Read moreREST as a debugging strategy