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Gain agility through observability

Heather Waters | January 19, 2023

As we navigate geopolitical challenges, macroeconomic headwinds, and the post-pandemic comedown, there is pressure to drive transformation, reduce costs, and be more efficient. See how observability can help you rise to the challenge and be more agile.

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Gamified Onboarding at Lightstep

Sachi Shah | Dec 2, 2019

Lightstep Sandbox is our first step towards building an in-product onboarding experience. It is a guided, interactive demo environment aimed at simplifying Lightstep for engineers with varying levels of familiarity with tracing.

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Stepping It Up! Lightstep Feature Updates - November 2019

Robin Whitmore | Nov 25, 2019

November 2019 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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Lightstep + PagerDuty: Smart alerting for deep systems

David Klein | Nov 18, 2019

With Lightstep’s PagerDuty integration, alerts become even more actionable, as they include real-time and historical context about how the alerted issue relates to the entirety of a distributed system and its many complex dependencies. 

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It’s Not Technical Skill That Matters Most for Platform Teams — It’s Empathy

James Burns | Nov 17, 2019

Sometimes platform teams get created as a place to dump all the toil. Other times they’re created to collect systems expertise. However, the true purpose of a platform team is to increase development velocity and improve the developer experience. 

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Getting Started with OpenTelemetry Alphas: Python

Alex Boten | Nov 14, 2019

This guide walks through installing the required packages, generating tracing information and propagating context across processes via HTTP.

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Making Your System Observable from the Outside In

Joe Blubaugh | Nov 14, 2019

An Incremental Approach to Observability

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Introducing Snapshot Analyzer: Interactive Investigations for Deep Systems

Karthik Kumar | Nov 4, 2019

When things are on fire, how do you know if your hypothesis is a good one? To help answer that question, we built Snapshot Analyzer. It’s a simple way to investigate cross-service performance at scale. This article will take you through this new feature.

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Why You Should Have a Platform Team

James Burns | Oct 30, 2019

Platform teams are force multipliers, by reducing cognitive load for developers and making it easier to ship, allowing them to focus on feature velocity.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 7

Isobel Redelmeier | Oct 28, 2019

Vol 7 of OpenTelemetry project news. There was a lot of buzz around OpenTelemetry at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2019 at the end of November.

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