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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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Overview of Site Reliability Engineering

Lukonde Mwila | Sep 22, 2022

Site Reliability Engineering has become more common over the past few years, and many more are looking at it trying to understand what exactly it means. In this guide you’ll be covering this area, giving a high-level overview of SRE.

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OpenTelemetry for Python: The Hard Way

Adriana Villela | Sep 20, 2022

Learn how to instrument your Python application with OpenTelemetry through manual configuration and manual context propagation, using Lightstep as the Observability back-end.

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Monoliths to Microservices: The Journey to Cloud Native

Jason Bloomberg | Sep 14, 2022

The path from earlier-generation monolithic architectures to today’s cloud native computing was a bumpy one. From REST-based SOA to microservices architectures to today’s hybrid cloud native architectures, we’ve learned many lessons along the way.

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Introducing the On-Call Me Maybe Podcast!

Adriana Villela | Sep 12, 2022

Word has it there's a new podcast on these here streets...

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On-Call Schedules: Striking the Perfect Balance

Alexander Yu | Sep 1, 2022

Implementing an on-call schedule that strikes the proper balance between availability and employee happiness can be difficult. In this guide, you’ll go in-depth about on-call schedules and show how to create one that ensures the issues are resolved fast!

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Error Budget and Uptime

James Walker | Aug 26, 2022

Learn more about error budget and why you need to take downtime into account when planning your service’s growth.

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Auto-Instrumentation Is Magic: Using OpenTelemetry Python with Lightstep

Adriana Villela | Aug 26, 2022

Learn the magic of OpenTelemetry Auto-Instrumentation to send data to Lightstep with Python in three different ways.

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Leading SRE with Empathy

Ana Margarita Medina | Aug 10, 2022

Writing and operating software is hard, lets lead Site Reliability Engineering with Empathy where we relate to other human beings by being curious, listening, offering help while building trust.

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Observability Mythbusters: OpenTelemetry to Lightstep 3 Ways in Go IS Possible!

Adriana Villela | Aug 8, 2022

Learn how to send OpenTelemetry data to Lightstep from your instrumented code in three different ways, and find out which one is right for you!

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