OpenTelemetry Project News
It has been exciting to see the growth of awareness and engagement with the project since the first wave of beta releases back in March. This progress comes alongside good news from Gartnergood news from Gartner about the future of open source instrumentation:
“By 2025, Gartner predicts, “50% of new cloud-native application monitoring systems will use open-source instrumentation, rather than vendor-specific agents for improved interoperability, which is a major increase from 5% in 2019.” Agents will shift to open source to “simplify the process of monitoring, enable interoperability among monitoring solutions, and disrupt the pricing model to be more about customer value.”
Jaeger has announcedhas announced that they intend to base future iterations of the Jaeger collector, agent and ingester components on the OpenTelemetry collector.
The Lightstep OpenTelemetry Python exporter has been updatedhas been updated.
The HoneyComb OpenTelemetry Go exporter has been updatedhas been updated.
These OpenTelemetry SIGs are looking for extra support! Open source efforts rely on developers like you -- get involved with one of these implementations:
OTel-RustOTel-Rust is looking for contributors and maintainers
OTel-PHPOTel-PHP is looking for contributors and maintainers
OTel-C++OTel-C++ is looking for contributors and maintainers
OTel-RubyOTel-Ruby has seen a lot of contributions, but would benefit from having more dedicated maintainers
This week’s Featured Issues:
OpenTelemetry-PHP #12: Alpha 0.2 Propagators Requirement - APIAlpha 0.2 Propagators Requirement - API
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
OpenTelemetry: An XKCD 927 Success StoryOpenTelemetry: An XKCD 927 Success Story (video) featuring Greg MeffordGreg Mefford at Lonestar Elixir back in February
Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events
Join Erin SchnabelErin Schnabel on Thursday May 7th at 2-3 pm (ET) as they talk about observability of application behaviour. She'll compare libraries like Micrometerio, MicroProfileIO, and OpenTelemetry. More info hereMore info here
CNCF Member Webinar: How OpenTelemetry is Eating the World on May 8th, 2020 10:00 a.m. PT
KubeCon is officially going virtualofficially going virtual, with dates announced for August 17-20th of this year
Stay tuned to the OpenTelemetry Twitch channelOpenTelemetry Twitch channel for the weekly show ‘OpenTelemetry Tuesdays’ and event-specific live streams
Want to Contribute?
How to Start Contributing to OpenTelemetryHow to Start Contributing to OpenTelemetry (blog) by Austin Parker
OpenTelemetry is an open source project with implementations in many different languages, so whether you prefer to work with PythonPython, GoGo, JavaJava, or NodeNode (among others)(among others), find an issue and get started!
Interested in joining our team? See our open positions herehere.
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