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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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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 26

Eric O'Rear | May 12, 2020

Vol 26 of OpenTelemetry project news. The v0.4 spec for the Metric API has been approved and merged and the OpenTelemetry client has been updated to 0.5.0.

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Python Auto-instrumentation with OpenTelemetry

Alex Boten | May 11, 2020

This article will cover how to auto-instrument and inspect a simple Python application using OpenTelemetry and Lightstep, while discussing the benefits and shortcomings of the automated approach.

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Observability: “it’s worth it” – or isn’t it?

Talia Moyal | May 11, 2020

In order to assess future value, we want the benefits and costs to share the same units: only then is it easy to tell a straightforward ROI story. This article is about why that’s been a difficult proposition for observability, and what we can do about it.

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Got Observability Questions? Bring ‘em to Office Hours!

Austin Parker | May 8, 2020

In this post, we discuss how you can ask questions about OpenTelemetry or OpenTracing, instrumentation design and implementation, or all things observability and get answers directly from a Lightstep Developer Advocate.

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Why Observability Is Crucial for Developers

Karthik Kumar | May 6, 2020

Examples of how observability has been crucial for tasks that developers undertake regularly: decomposing a monolith, deploying new code, debugging CI issues, and triaging production incidents.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 25

Eric O'Rear | May 5, 2020

Vol 25 of OpenTelemetry project news. The Lightstep OpenTelemetry Python and HoneyComb OpenTelemetry Go exporter has been updated.

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Stepping it Up! Lightstep Feature Updates - April 2020

Robin Whitmore | May 4, 2020

April 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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Migrating to Microservices: Worst Practices

James Burns | Apr 28, 2020

The reality is that most migrations bog down quickly. This worst practices guide will tell you how you too can end up with a distributed monolith at the end of a multi-year long slog.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 24

Eric O'Rear | Apr 28, 2020

Vol 24 of OpenTelemetry project news. OTel Me More now has its own Gitter!

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