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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 11

Eric O'Rear | Jan 21, 2020

Vol 11 of OpenTelemetry project news. OpenTelemetry’s Go implementation is now on v0.2.1!

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The expert's guide to upsetting platform teams

Lindsay Neeson | Jan 16, 2020

Platform teams reduce cognitive load for developers, make it easier to ship new features and make an impact overall. Whether the impact is positive or negative is up to the managers, developer teams, and organization as a whole.

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Lightstep Coding Bootcamp

Spoons | Jan 15, 2020

Today we will cover the only incident response guide you’ll ever need. Welcome to the Lightstep Coding Bootcamp.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 10

Eric O'Rear | Jan 6, 2020

Vol 10 of OpenTelemetry project news. With the beta release expected later this year, 2020 has a lot in store for the OpenTelemetry project!

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Your system is deeper than you think

Austin Parker | Jan 6, 2020

This article will discuss how you’ll have the context you need to understand what happened, who is responsible, and how to best resolve the issue — even if the regression or error is deep in the stack or the result of a third-party dependency.

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How we built this: Lightstep’s Slack integration

Julian Griggs | Dec 18, 2019

In this post I want to walk you through a recent project I worked on at Lightstep: building a Slack integration to make it easier for developers to share insights about their distributed systems. ## Why am I working on this? One of my team's goals...

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Tips for Monitoring Your System Over the Holidays

Eric O'Rear | Dec 17, 2019

For many, the joys of the holidays also include a major increase in system traffic — coupled with a major reduction in support and coverage. We have some tried-and-true advice to help you prepare for this unique time of the year. 

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News - Vol 9

Eric O'Rear | Dec 15, 2019

Vol 9 of OpenTelemetry project news. OpenTelemetry is the reference implementation for the W3C Trace Context specification.

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APM is dying — and that’s okay

Ben Sigelman | Dec 15, 2019

In this article we discuss how in APM’s heyday, the value prop was straightforward: “Just add this one magic agent and you’ll never need to wonder why your monolithic app is broken!” But then everything changed and APM wasn’t able to change along with it.

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