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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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Create insightful trace diffs with the Lightstep API

Ishmeet Grewal | Nov 24, 2020

Lightstep recently added several new APIs to help developers access the high value data being sent to Lightstep from their systems and integrate the rich analysis built on that data into their existing workflows. Read this article to learn how.

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OpenTelemetry Python: All you need to know

Ted Young | Nov 23, 2020

This walkthrough contains all you need to know to actually use OpenTelemetry in Python. Apply this walkthrough to your application, and you are good to go.

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The Big Pieces: OpenTelemetry client design and architecture

Ted Young | Nov 19, 2020

The Big Pieces is a new series covering all things OpenTelemetry. In this post, we'll over the high-level goals of the project as a whole, then dive into the design goals of the OpenTelemetry client components which run within the application process.

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♪♪ Let’s talk about SL(X) ♫

Andrew Gardner | Nov 19, 2020

Why SLIs, SLOs and error budgets keep people happy and how Lightstep helps. A recap of our chat with Alex Hidalgo from 99PercentVisible.

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Gain better insights with the new Lightstep API program

Brandon Cato | Nov 18, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve made major improvements to our Lightstep API program to provide our customers with more powerful access to Lightstep’s differentiated data. This blog explains the new functionality and how it will benefit developers.

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Leveraging the Lightstep API to visualize the reporting status of your services in Grafana

Ishmeet Grewal | Nov 17, 2020

In this Lightstep Engineering article, Solutions Architect Ishmeet Grewal explains how to report status time series with the Lightstep API, Node RED, InfluxDB, and Grafana.

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OpenTelemetry NodeJS: All you need to know

Ted Young | Nov 10, 2020

This walkthrough contains all you need to know to actually use OpenTelemetry in Node. Apply this walkthrough to your application, and you are good to go.

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Resolve errors faster with Lightstep and Rollbar

Fran Thorpe | Oct 29, 2020

At Lightstep we’re always on the look for ways to make Observability best practices easier for any developer to adopt. Recently we’ve combined efforts with Rollbar, a platform for error monitoring and analysis.

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Lightstep adds complete system context to PagerDuty alerts

Fran Thorpe | Oct 23, 2020

Lightstep has partnered with PagerDuty, to ensure software teams can move from context within an incident to quickly understand and determine root cause. Together we’re augmenting incident response solutions for pre-production scenarios.

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