Example Applications | Honeycomb

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Example Applications

These example applications are pre-instrumented with tracing data. Use them to quickly learn about Honeycomb.

Create a free Honeycomb account to try these applications with Honeycomb.

Greeting Service Example 

This example application assumes you use Honeycomb Classic. For new Honeycomb users, the service name will be used for the service dataset. The dataset field itself will be ignored. Support for new Honeycomb users is under development.

This example Node.js application using Express simulates distributed tracing and shows how events are instrumented with OpenTelemetry.

Intro to Observability Example 

These example applications assume you use Honeycomb Classic. For new Honeycomb users, the service name will be used for the service dataset. The dataset field itself will be ignored. Support for new Honeycomb users is under development.

Each example application, listed below, simulates a microservice ecosystem and comes pre-loaded with tracing data.

To use Glitch, you will need to remix the application on Glitch (no account required), load it with a Honeycomb API key and environment variables, and run the app to generate trace data that you can view in Honeycomb.

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