Ever wondered how your builds are doing? Circle CI is a wonderful tool, but it won’t tell you where you’re being inefficient.
There are 4 key metrics (also known as DORA metrics or Accelerate metrics). They’re the industry standard for healthy teams.
Honeycomb build events, used correctly, can give you vision on both deployment frequency and the “deploying to production” part of mean lead time.
With this data, you can start making choices about how you work, how to optimise pipelines and how to be a fast driver.
As we race through 2021, tech companies get more and more complex. We get better at distributing and separating our code. Gone are the days of the monolith; microservices are here to stay. It will typically take hundreds of microservices or more to run a medium to large tech company. Being able to understand how effective you are at deploying those microservices becomes more powerful. Honeycomb Build Events will give you insights you’ve never had before on your deployment pipelines.
The orb requires some environment variables to be set in your CircleCI context or Environment Variables. At minimum:
Senior Platform Engineer at Cazoo