OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 33
by Eric O'Rear
The new official recommendation from the OpenTelemetry .NET community is to use the .NET Activity API for tracing instrumentation. This change allows library authors to simply write to a platform standard API without the need to take any external dependencies, and targets all supported .NET versions – including .NET Framework 4.5.2 and above, as well as .NET Core 2.1 and above.
This week’s Featured Issues:
- OpenTelemetry-dotnet #441: Tests and benchmarks for OpenTelemetry.Api
- OpenTelemetry-dotnet #928: Npgsql Postgresql client instrumentation
These OpenTelemetry SIGs are looking for extra support! Open source efforts rely on developers like you -- get involved with one of these implementations:
- OTel-Rust is looking for contributors and maintainers
- OTel-PHP is looking for contributors and maintainers
- OTel-C++ is looking for contributors and maintainers
- OTel-Ruby has seen a lot of contributions, but would benefit from having more dedicated maintainers
- The Ever Increasing Adoption of OpenTelemetry (blog) by Ori Broit
- Getting Started with OpenTelemetry for Java and New Relic (blog) by Charles Humble
- Getting Started with OpenTelemetry on Kubernetes (blog) by Joy Bhattacherjee
- TGI Kubernetes (stream) by VMWare
- Combine Java OpenTelemetry and New Relic (vlog) by New Relic
- Austin Parker is hosting office hours, and so is Governance Committee member Liz Fong-Jones –– sign up for one of their sessions if you have OpenTelemetry or observability questions!
- KubeCon EU is officially going virtual, with dates announced for August 17-20th of this year
- Stay tuned to the OpenTelemetry Twitch channel for the weekly show ‘OpenTelemetry Tuesdays’ at 11 am PT, as well as event-specific live streams
- OTel Me More has a Gitter! Drop in and say hi. It’s the best place to reach me if you there are any OpenTelemetry events, articles or other OTel resources that you think the community should know about
- How 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 Python, Go, Java, or Node (among others), find an issue and get started!
- Join the community on GitHub and the conversation on Gitter