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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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Tracing in Angular: How to get started

Forrest Knight | Sep 30, 2019

Angular is a very opinionated front end framework that utilizes Typescript. In this article, we add traces in two approaches. The first being more of a drop in, the second a more directed and opinionated approach.

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OpenTracing vs OpenTelemetry: Building a Bridge with OpenTelemetry

Carlos Alberto Cortez | Jun 26, 2019

One of the main priorities for the merger is straightforward backwards compatibility with both OpenTracing and OpenCensus, via software bridges. In this post, we’ll discuss the OpenTracing to OpenTelemetry bridge.

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Introducing Java SpecialAgent: Start Tracing without Writing Any Code

Ted Young | May 14, 2019

We’re excited to announce Java SpecialAgent! It’s an extensible OSS Java agent for OpenTracing that enables end-to-end tracing without having to write any code.

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Best Practices for Instrumenting Applications with OpenTracing

Alex Masluk | Jan 30, 2019

The biggest risk in the process of getting started with distributed tracing is only doing partial instrumentation. This article discusses how instrumentation is vital to get started with distributed tracing successfully.

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Lightstep, OpenTracing, and Hot Soup

Austin Parker | Aug 22, 2018

We’re an industry of problem solvers, but we’re very concerned with what’s happening right now and often lack the critical context for our actions. Too often we also get pretty light shows, but no hot soup from our actions. Context is key to understanding.

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Monitoring Serverless Functions Using OpenTracing

Parker Edwards | Jun 20, 2018

In this post, we'll explore how enterprise organizations are embracing serverless tracing and how to achieve a cohesive performance story using OpenTracing to instrument an Express app running in a local container, and a function running on Lambda.

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Traced​Promise: Visualizing Async JS Code

Ben Cronin | Jul 19, 2017

Writing code in Node.js strongly encourages use of event-driven callbacks and asynchronous functions. There are plenty of advantages to writing event-driven code, but it can often obscure the control flow of operations.

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