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Strengthening our commitment to the OpenTelemetry project 

Carter Socha | April 20, 2023

Lightstep is the first company to natively provide customers with complete control of their telemetry pipeline which saves time and money, and provides the freedom to innovate at scale. By embracing OpenTelemetry support without vendor lock-in, Lightstep helps you make complex app development easier and faster.

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Why OpenTelemetry is here to stay

Ted Young | Dec 10, 2020

Ultimately, standards are not an act of coding, they are an act of organizing. OpenTelemetry is here to stay.

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Adaptive Paging and the (dreaded) Christmas Tree Effect

Lindsay Neeson | Dec 9, 2020

We recently sat down with Luis Mineiro, Head of Site Reliability Engineering at Zalando, during a 99 Percent Visible: DevOps Reliability session. In this blog, we’ll discuss the talk, the concept of Adaptive Paging & the dreaded Christmas Tree Effect.

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Bring observability to your GitHub workflows with Lightstep

Clay Smith | Dec 8, 2020

The Lightstep Services Change Report helps connect an intentional change in code to a performance change in a production or pre-production environment with a combination of telemetry, Lightstep Snapshots API, & flexible integration into GitHub workflows.

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Introducing the Lightstep Observability Toolkit for GitHub developers

Fran Thorpe | Dec 8, 2020

Lightstep has made it easy for organizations to identify changes in production, answer the question "what changed", & use that information to quickly resolve issues. Lightstep is now bringing that same level of detail in front of developers inside GitHub.

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The Big Pieces: OpenTelemetry Collector design and architecture

Ted Young | Dec 7, 2020

The Big Pieces is a new series covering all things OpenTelemetry. In this installment, we’re covering the way OpenTelemetry handles the transmission part of that “telemetry” term.

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Instrument your Lambda Functions with OpenTelemetry (Preview)

Alex Boten, Lulu Bai | Dec 3, 2020

Lightstep, a major contributor to OpenTelemetry, will be donating an AWS Lambda Extension to the OpenTelemetry community for anyone looking to use open-source vendor agnostic tools to instrument & better understand systems built with AWS Lambda Functions.

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Stepping it up! Lightstep feature updates - October and November 2020

Robin Whitmore | Dec 2, 2020

October and November 2020 post updated on the latest enhancements, so you're sure not to miss out on how Lightstep is evolving to make your life easier.

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Drive instrumentation consistency with Lightstep’s Instrumentation Quality Score

Lulu Bai | Dec 2, 2020

Lightstep has improved on this beloved feature with configuration options to drive consistency within your organization, charting an ideal course for individual teams to follow. In this blog, we'll discuss the updates and the importance of this feature.

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NodeJS Express: An OpenTelemetry deep dive

Ted Young | Dec 2, 2020

This week we’re looking at Javascript and Express. Node is a popular JavaScript runtime for back-end services and Express is the most well-known web framework for Node. Let's dive in!

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