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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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GoLang Dep: The Missing Manual

Joe Blubaugh | Oct 9, 2017

At Lightstep we run a number of applications written in Go that handle data ingestion from customers, query processing, monitoring and a variety of other tasks. We’ve adopted dep to manage dependencies for these apps.

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Everything I Wish I Had Known about Enterprise SSO | Part II

Will DelHagen | Sep 20, 2017

Single sign-on (SSO) is critical for Enterprise products. Once SSO is on the product roadmap, creating a detailed spec is the first step to to achieve both of these goals.

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Everything I Wish I Had Known About Enterprise SSO

Will DelHagen | Sep 7, 2017

This is both the most important and most time consuming task before designing your application’s SSO. All other considerations are moot if you don’t understand the ways (there can be more than one) your customers are already managing their accounts.

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Using a Mystery Shopper: Discovering Service Interruptions in Monitoring Systems

Spoons | Aug 7, 2017

In this post, we'll help you answer what features your users depend on most. Just as a retail store manager can hire a mystery shopper to ask the right questions, you should use monitoring tools to verify that your important features are working to spec.

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Traced​Promise: Visualizing Async JS Code

Ben Cronin | Jul 19, 2017

Writing code in Node.js strongly encourages use of event-driven callbacks and asynchronous functions. There are plenty of advantages to writing event-driven code, but it can often obscure the control flow of operations.

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The end of microservices

Spoons | Jul 18, 2017

A post from the future, where building reliable and scalable production systems has become as easy as, well, writing any other software.

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