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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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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 11

Eric O'Rear | Jan 21, 2020

Vol 11 of OpenTelemetry project news. OpenTelemetry’s Go implementation is now on v0.2.1!

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 10

Eric O'Rear | Jan 6, 2020

Vol 10 of OpenTelemetry project news. With the beta release expected later this year, 2020 has a lot in store for the OpenTelemetry project!

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News - Vol 9

Eric O'Rear | Dec 15, 2019

Vol 9 of OpenTelemetry project news. OpenTelemetry is the reference implementation for the W3C Trace Context specification.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 8

Eric O'Rear | Dec 9, 2019

In this (and future) posts, you can find the latest news and updates from the OpenTelemetry project. We also plan to share information about relevant events, community activities, and awesome articles.

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Tracing with OpenTelemetry and Lightstep in Python

Alex Boten | Dec 3, 2019

In this article, we’ll dive deeper into span exporters and learn how to get traces into Lightstep from your Python application. Tracing information is now available in the Lightstep dashboard, with one less component to install!

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Getting Started with OpenTelemetry Alphas: Python

Alex Boten | Nov 14, 2019

This guide walks through installing the required packages, generating tracing information and propagating context across processes via HTTP.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 7

Isobel Redelmeier | Oct 28, 2019

Vol 7 of OpenTelemetry project news. There was a lot of buzz around OpenTelemetry at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2019 at the end of November.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 6

Isobel Redelmeier | Oct 22, 2019

Vol 6 of OpenTelemetry project news. Big news this week, as the OpenTelemetry Specification v0.2 has been released!

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OpenTelemetry 101: What are metrics?

Austin Parker | Oct 10, 2019

OpenTelemetry’s metrics API supports reporting diagnostic measurements from a service using the three basic kinds of instruments. These instruments are commonly known as counters, gauges, and measures. Developers use these objects in order to gain...

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