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Sep 13, 2019   |  By Ben Sigelman
The contribution of Datadog’s automatic instrumentation code to OpenTelemetry will make it easier than ever to get started with distributed tracing. With support for hundreds of popular frameworks across seven languages, the new OpenTelemetry auto instrumentation initiative is off to a great start. However, you don’t need to wait for the OpenTelemetry port to take advantage of automatic instrumentation in LightStep!
Sep 12, 2019   |  By Valjean Clark
So, you’ve just finished setting up a new service. You can now see how it relates to other services and third-party dependencies, and if it’s contributing to latency or throwing errors. And when you deploy your next release, you can see how your service is affected — and how it affects other services across your system. Awesome! But how do you know if your service has been instrumented as well as it could be?
Sep 9, 2019   |  By Isobel Redelmeier
In this (and future) posts, you can find the latest news and updates from the OpenTelemetry project. Check back weekly for updates on the latest news, as well as events, community activities, and awesome articles.
Sep 5, 2019   |  By Ben Sigelman
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the one to blame for the term “span,” at least as it relates to distributed tracing. I remember when and where the term itself was born – it was Christmas break in 2005, and I was home for the holidays. Everyone else had gone to bed, and I was up late and enjoying the solitude (as well as the week-long yuletide respite from Google’s usual deluge of email).
Sep 4, 2019   |  By Spoons
Kubernetes is changing the infrastructure landscape is by enabling platform teams to scale much more effectively. Rather than convincing every team to secure VMs properly, manage network devices — and then following up to make sure they’ve done so — platform teams can now hide all of these details behind a K8s abstraction.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
Report Finds Record Growth in Microservices is Disrupting the Operational Landscape
Jul 31, 2019   |  By LightStep
Under Armour's Director of Platform Engineering, Eric Wood, shares his thoughts on LightStep, distributed tracing, and managing complex systems.
Jul 23, 2019   |  By LightStep
When you’re trying to verify a hypothesis, resolve an incident, or simply just figure out who is the owner for a particular service, time is, well … money.
Jun 25, 2019   |  By LightStep
In distributed systems, when thing break (which they often do), it can be challenging to know where to start your investigation.
May 8, 2019   |  By LightStep
Developer Mode is an easy way to quickly get up and running with a local tracing solution. In as little as 30 seconds, you can launch a personal tracing sandbox, and see real-time traces whenever you execute code.
Apr 16, 2019   |  By LightStep
See how iOS engineer Parker Edwards solves performance issues in an ecommerce app — using LightStep's Service Diagrams. Service Diagrams are interactive, real-time, and dynamic overviews of system performance and architecture.