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Ted Young

Ted Young is the Director of Open Source Development at Lightstep, and one of the core maintainers of the OpenTracing project. Ted has spent the last 15 years building distributed systems in a variety of environments: computer animation, national elections, and elastic compute platforms.

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Why choose OpenTelemetry?

Ted Young | Mar 1, 2022

What problems does OpenTelemetry solve, and why was it created?

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Deployment strategies for OpenTelemetry

Ted Young | Nov 3, 2021

In this blog post, we will explore important changes in how we practice observability, through the lens of progressively deploying OpenTelemetry across a large organization.

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OpenTelemetry Go: All you need to know

Ted Young | Apr 14, 2021

Welcome back to the latest edition of OpenTelemetry: All you need to know. Today we’ll be focusing on one of my favorite languages, Go. This article will go into how to install OpenTelemetry and how to get started in Go.

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OpenTelemetry .NET: All you need to know

Ted Young | Mar 23, 2021

Today we’re going to dig into getting started with OpenTelemetry in .NET. In fact, we have some exciting news! OpenTelemetry .NET is now v1.0! With the v1.0 release, tracing is now marked as stable. Read this blog to learn more.

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What are OpenTelemetry distros?

Ted Young | Mar 17, 2021

When you get started with OpenTelemetry, you may notice something: there are multiple distros. Most appear to be vendor-specific. What the heck are these shenanigans? In this article, we'll go over what distros are (and aren't) and why we should use them.

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OpenTelemetry and tracing and logs, oh my!

Ted Young | Mar 9, 2021

OpenTelemetry, Tracing, Logs, Oh my! Read Ted Young’s latest blog for a mix of the latest updates about the state of logging with good advice (and possibly gentle ranting).

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What is observability and why should you care?

Ted Young | Mar 2, 2021

Ted Young discusses what is observability including control theory (and other red herrings), why you should use observability now, and how OpenTelemetry ties the room together.

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OpenTelemetry Lambda for Python!

Ted Young | Feb 26, 2021

In December, Alex Boten did some great work experimenting with running OpenTelemetry on Lambda. A number of improvements have happened since including the Lightstep Lambda extension being donated to OpenTelemetry. Let's dig into the details.

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The Big Pieces: OpenTelemetry specification

Ted Young | Feb 22, 2021

During the OpenTracing and OpenCensus merger, the initial version of the specification was created. In this installment of The Big Pieces, we’re going to cover the way that OpenTelemetry designs itself, and how to get involved yourself.

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