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Spoons (or more formally Daniel Spoonhower) has published papers on the performance of parallel programs, garbage collection, and real-time programming. He has a PhD in programming languages but still hasn’t found one he loves.


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Observability: what is it good for?

Spoons | Feb 5, 2021

Observability tools form the cornerstone of understanding what’s happening in your systems. These tools only offer real value when they’re used across your organization. Read this post for insight on what observability is good for and how to use it.

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Why should OpenTelemetry be your standard for telemetry?

Spoons | Dec 16, 2020

OpenTelemetry provides a cost-effective and scalable way for your platform and infrastructure teams to support the rest of the organization while still enforcing those standards. In this blog, we’ll discuss why OpenTelemetry should be your new standard.

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Lightstep's commitment to security

Spoons | Oct 14, 2020

Today, we are announcing the availability of our Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II report. This independent validation of security controls is crucial for enterprise observability.

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Microservices Architecture: When and How To Move To Microservices

Spoons | Mar 5, 2020

Often the transition to microservices is framed as a migration. Realistically, it’s better to think about this as a journey: you will learn a lot along the way, including more about your software and your organization.

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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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Adopting Kubernetes? Here’s What You Should Definitely Not Do

Spoons | Sep 3, 2019

Kubernetes is changing the infrastructure landscape is by enabling platform teams to scale much more effectively. This article dives into what you definitely should not do when adopting Kubernetes.

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Serverless Still Runs on Servers

Spoons | Nov 29, 2018

Serverless is important, and we should all care about it, even though it's a silly buzzword: like NoSQL before it, the term describes "negative space" – what it isn't rather than what it is. What's serverless? A cat is serverless, donuts are...

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DevOps and site reliability engineering - what's different at Lightstep

Spoons | Jun 6, 2018

At Lightstep, we spend every day helping our customers understand performance behavior in their distributed applications.

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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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