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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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On-Call Duty: At 2 am, Intuition Isn’t Enough

Dennis Chu | Feb 4, 2019

Terrified, anxious, fearful, isolating, overwhelming, and a little bit thrilling. Those are just a few of the words on-call engineers use to describe what it's like to be on call for the first time. Let's dive in to learn more about on-call.

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The Myth of the Server's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Arya Asemanfar | Dec 11, 2018

Have you ever been on call when something had a temporary latency spike that was possibly just a network blip? Or maybe the service was unhappy and went into a GC spiral? This post discusses how observability provides a deeper understanding of your system.

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KubeCon 2017: The Application Layer Strikes Back

Ben Sigelman | Dec 13, 2017

What will devs and devops care about? They will care about application-layer primitives, and those primitives are what KubeCon + CloudNativeCon was about this year.

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Solving Research Problems Before Lunch - Applying the Scientific Method to Software Engineering

Alice Fuller | Nov 9, 2017

Sometimes, the right approach to take when solving a problem can be opaque. The scientific method can help guide this process: it will provide some direction on how to start solving the problem, and lead to the ability to ask intelligent and...

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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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