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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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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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Migrating to Microservices: Worst Practices

James Burns | Apr 28, 2020

The reality is that most migrations bog down quickly. This worst practices guide will tell you how you too can end up with a distributed monolith at the end of a multi-year long slog.

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Thinking about Migrating to Microservices? Here’s Where to Start

Talia Moyal | Mar 24, 2020

Migrating to microservices is not an easy decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. To get a head start, here are the two main questions that should be answered before migrating to microservices.

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Navigating microservices with OpenTelemetry

Austin Parker | Mar 17, 2020

This article discusses how microservices present a unique challenge. As a distributed system, they put up fences and boundaries around your services and teams that stymie traditional monitoring systems.

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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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Advantages of Microservices: How Far Should You Go in Your Microservices Journey?

Chris Riley | Feb 26, 2020

Tech is filled with bold statements and concepts. But then there is the reality. How far should you take your microservices journey?

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Kubernetes distribution comparison: A brief overview

Vince Power | Aug 12, 2019

There are a multitude of Kubernetes distributions out there, and determining which one is best for your needs can be a real challenge. To help solve that challenge, this article walks through a comparison of the three major Kubernetes distributions.

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Why Working on Monoliths is Bad for Your Career

James Burns | Aug 6, 2019

Microservices are not a magic dust of success, but, all things being equal, you will grow more, learn more, become a better developer, and be more successful at more successful businesses by choosing to work in environments embracing microservices.

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Migrating to Microservices? Here’s How to Have Reliable APIs from Day One

James Burns | May 5, 2019

This artcile discusses how starting the migration from monolith to microservices can be daunting. Still more daunting is to have spent a couple years on it and still not understand “what done looks like.”

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