Sunsetting Performance Metrics

On October 10 we’re going to be removing the performance metrics tab from Honeybadger.

Ok, time to rip off the band-aid…

On October 10 we’re going to be removing the performance metrics tab from Honeybadger.

Nothing will change for users on our Micro and Small plans. But Medium and Large customers will lose a couple of features:

  • Slow request reports
  • Charts of time per request and requests per minute.

Why on earth would we do such a thing? Here’s the answer, in a nutshell:

  • Only 0.5% of our users frequently visit our performance metrics pages.
  • Around 30% of our compute capacity and ops-engineer hours are spent servicing metrics.

We want to take these resources and re-focus them on things that more users actually care about. Things like better search, faster load times and a more polished user experience.

…in fact, you should see some big UX improvements in the coming weeks.

If you’re one of the select few who loved our metrics, please accept my personal apology. If you’d like to have a word with me, my email is

What exactly is changing?

We're only getting rid of the stuff shown here.

Everything else is staying the same. We don't have plans to drop any other major features. :)

You don't need to make any changes to apps that currently use Honeybadger performance metrics. Existing client libraries will continue to work.

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Starr Horne

Starr Horne is a Rubyist and Chief JavaScripter at When she's not neck-deep in other people's bugs, she enjoys making furniture with traditional hand-tools, reading history and brewing beer in her garage in Seattle.

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