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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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Overheard in Product Management: How Eavesdropping Makes You Better

Talia Moyal | Sep 6, 2018

This article dives into life at Lightstep and the community that is here for me day in and out.

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Dive Deep at the Observability Practitioners Summit

Ted Young | Aug 29, 2018

Observability Practitioners Summit - No intro talks, product pitches, or basic overviews. We’ll be down in the details, discussing algorithms, techniques, and fundamental problems with observability at scale. Here's what to look forward to.

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Lightstep, OpenTracing, and Hot Soup

Austin Parker | Aug 22, 2018

We’re an industry of problem solvers, but we’re very concerned with what’s happening right now and often lack the critical context for our actions. Too often we also get pretty light shows, but no hot soup from our actions. Context is key to understanding.

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Tech Field Day at Lightstep: A Blogger’s Paradise

Kristin Brennan | Aug 16, 2018

This article takes you into Lightstep's first Tech Field Day and our presentations on moving to microservices.

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How Hacking Became Making a Salad at Lightstep

Mike Neff | Aug 8, 2018

What do you get when you want to create space and time to do innovative, exploratory work but calling it a “hack” has the wrong connotation? At Lightstep, you get a Salad Bar.

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New Services-Oriented View for Lightstep

Talia Moyal | Jul 31, 2018

Today, we're excited to release Service Directory for Lightstep. Service Directory provides an intuitive services-oriented view into your application.

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The Only Good Reason to Adopt Microservices

Vijay Gill | Jul 18, 2018

Given blogosphere chatter and a few well-propagated success stories, many large software engineering organizations are plotting a path towards microservices.

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Why Join Lightstep Engineering

Katia Bazzi | Jul 11, 2018

I joined the Lightstep engineering team 7 months ago, and so far, it’s been an incredible ride. This article gives you a look into life at Lightstep and how they've become more than just a team.

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Know What’s Normal: Historical Layers

Arya Asemanfar, Brandon Gonzalez, Kay Ousterhout | Jun 25, 2018

Today, we’re announcing historical layers for Lightstep Live View.

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