LightStep

2015
San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct 18, 2019   |  By Chris Riley
Your developer talent is directly related to the quality of your application and getting functionality out the door. A common path to quickly on-boarding new dev talent is to consider freelance developers. In this post I cover what I’ve learned about vetting and recruiting freelance developers, and when it does and does not make sense.
Oct 16, 2019   |  By Robin Whitmore
It’s 4:00 a.m. You get a notification from one of your VIP customers that your mobile app is slow. Needless to say, they are not happy. There were a lot of deployments yesterday that included a change to the iOS client, but almost anything in the stack could be causing the issue. With LightStep, in four quick steps, you’re able to come up with a data-driven hypothesis. The team is working on the fix and will have it out before lunch.
Oct 15, 2019   |  By Ben Sigelman
“Responsibility without control.” It’s the textbook definition of stress. And for the human beings who build, maintain, and operate microservices at scale and in production, it is relentless and often overwhelming. The stress takes on many forms — if you work with microservices, you’ve surely heard it firsthand: So why is it so rough out there? And how did it get this way? There are two ways systems scale. They can scale wide, or they can scale deep.
Oct 11, 2019   |  By Austin Parker
OpenTelemetry is an open-source observability framework for generating, capturing, and collecting telemetry data for cloud-native software. In the previous posts in this series, I discussed what observability is, as it relates to OpenTelemetry, and what tracing is. Today, I’d like to cover the second major area of the OpenTelemetry API: metrics.
Oct 10, 2019   |  By Josh MacDonald
We’re excited that OpenTelemetry is moving to the alpha phase. It’s a great time to get involved and share your feedback. You can check out the full SIG progress here.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
Report Finds Record Growth in Microservices is Disrupting the Operational Landscape
Oct 11, 2019   |  By LightStep
Segment's Director of Engineering, Albert Strasheim, and Site Reliability Engineer, Achille Roussel, explain how LightStep provides complete visibility into their distributed system:
Oct 10, 2019   |  By LightStep
With little configuration, LightStep will automatically aggregate, analyze, and visualize your Zipkin tracing data.
Oct 7, 2019   |  By LightStep
Without any additional configuration, LightStep will automatically aggregate, analyze, and visualize your Jaeger tracing data.
Jul 31, 2019   |  By LightStep
Under Armour's Director of Platform Engineering, Eric Wood, shares his thoughts on LightStep, distributed tracing, and managing complex systems.
Jul 23, 2019   |  By LightStep
When you’re trying to verify a hypothesis, resolve an incident, or simply just figure out who is the owner for a particular service, time is, well … money.