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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 13

Eric O'Rear | Feb 8, 2020

Vol 13 of OpenTelemetry project news. There is now a Gitter channel for folks getting started with OpenTelemetry.

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Talks We’re Looking Forward to at KubeCon EU

Eric O'Rear | Feb 5, 2020

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU is happening in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from March 30th to April 2nd of 2020, 8 weeks from now. The lineup of talks is impressive, and it is exciting to see that ‘observability’ is a growing point of focus.

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Getting Real with Command Line Arguments and go-flags

Ben Brown | Feb 4, 2020

go-flags gives us the power we need to write useful tools while delegating the complexities of argument parsing to a library. Some of go-flags features are difficult to discover; this post is intended to be an unofficial guide to some of those features.

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What You Could be Doing Instead of Smashing the grep Command for Three Hours

Lindsay Neeson | Feb 4, 2020

No one enjoys spending hours searching through logs. It can seem like an eternity. Sure, you can grep through logs quickly if you have straightforward queries and you know your log format. (Because of course everyone has simple queries and has...

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 12

Eric O'Rear | Feb 3, 2020

Vol 12 of OpenTelemetry project news. Removal of the Metric Gauge instrument in favor of other instruments is gaining momentum.

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Stepping It Up! Lightstep Feature Updates - January 2020

Robin Whitmore | Feb 3, 2020

January 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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How Lightstep’s Slack Integration Makes It Easier to Resolve Performance Regressions

Ashley Rahimi Syed | Jan 28, 2020

If you find a performance issue or regression, you can quickly troubleshoot it with your team using Lightstep’s Slack integration. We’ve made it easy to establish shared context with your entire organization – right from the app!

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Move fast and know what’s broken: Announcing Service Health for Deployments

Talia Moyal | Jan 27, 2020

Service Health for Deployments is the first observability tool to automatically surface what impacted your service’s performance during and after a deployment — and explain why it happened.

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Beyond onClick: Handling Events in React

Dan Hedgecock | Jan 22, 2020

This article will be a deep dive on how events work, where the model came from, and how best to use them in React applications.

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