Honeycomb Beeline for Ruby

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This package makes it easy to instrument your Ruby web app to send useful events to Honeycomb, a service for debugging your software in production.

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Compatible with

Requires Ruby version 2.3 or later

Built in instrumentation for:

  • Active Support
  • AWS (v2 and v3)
  • Faraday
  • Rack
  • Rails (tested on versions 4.1 and up)
  • Redis (tested on versions 3.x and 4.x)
  • Sequel
  • Sinatra


Find rspec test files in the spec directory.

To run tests on gem-specific instrumentations or across various dependency versions, use appraisal (further instructions in the readme for that gem). Find gem sets in the Appraisals config.

To run a specific file: bundle exec appraisal <gem set> rspec <path/to/file>

Get in touch

Please reach out to [email protected] or ping us with the chat bubble on our website for any assistance. We also welcome bug reports.


Features, bug fixes and other changes to beeline-ruby are gladly accepted. Please open issues or a pull request with your change. Remember to add your name to the CONTRIBUTORS file!

All contributions will be released under the Apache License 2.0.