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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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Incident Response For Remote Work

Michelle Ho | Feb 28, 2022

move to remote work is the best thing that could have happened to the field of incident response. In accelerating the shift from a culture of talking, to a culture of writing things down

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Getting Started with Incident Response

Michelle Ho | Feb 28, 2022

Core of a good incident response process is cultural – blameless post-mortems, robust communication, and universal accountability.

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Optimize Your CI/CD Pipeline with Codefresh & Lightstep

David Klein | May 20, 2020

How do you know if the changes that you’re making to your microservices are having the desired impact to your end-users? What happens after a deploy? Did your app’s performance remain the same? Were any bugs introduced? Do you need to roll back?

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SOA vs Microservices: Perspectives in Architecture

Eric O'Rear | Apr 23, 2020

While microservices are front and center today, they evolved from an earlier architecture paradigm: service-oriented architectures, or SOAs. SOAs had their primetime in the early 2010s, arguably ‘paving the way’ for microservices. What’s the connection?

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Ben Sigelman and Bryan Cantrill talk Sun Microsystems, DTrace, and Shouting in the Data Center

Ashley Rahimi Syed | Apr 20, 2020

In this conversation with Lightstep's Ben Sigelman, Bryan Cantrill recalls his experiences working alongside Jeff Bonwick at Sun Microsystems in the 90s, (almost) interviewing with Tom West for a position at Data General, the origins of DTrace, and more.

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Incident Readiness and Observability for Production Teams: Live Webinar

Ian Smith | Apr 16, 2020

Join Lightstep and Blameless for a live webinar, Incident Readiness, Observability & Learning for Production Teams, on May 7 at 10AM PST, hosted by senior solution engineers Ian Smith from Lightstep, and Paul Chu from Blameless.

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You’ve Already Instrumented for Lightstep

Eric O'Rear | Mar 11, 2020

Whether you’ve already instrumented dozens of services or still thinking about how to view your observability data for the first time, Lightstep is ready for data from all major distributed tracing frameworks that you configure and get started in minutes.

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Getting Real with Command Line Arguments and go-flags

Ben Brown | Feb 4, 2020

go-flags gives us the power we need to write useful tools while delegating the complexities of argument parsing to a library. Some of go-flags features are difficult to discover; this post is intended to be an unofficial guide to some of those features.

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Beyond onClick: Handling Events in React

Dan Hedgecock | Jan 22, 2020

This article will be a deep dive on how events work, where the model came from, and how best to use them in React applications.

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