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Nov 15, 2018   |  By Julian Griggs
Service Mesh technologies decouple application logic from service infrastructure concerns. This separation enables organizations to converge on standard patterns of observability making it easier for them to consume metrics, logs, and most excitingly (ok, we’re biased) distributed tracing across all their services! In this post, we’ll introduce a LightStep [x]PM integration we built for Istio and show you how it works with an example application that’s deployed with Istio.
Nov 8, 2018   |  By Ben Sigelman
For any organization that expects its developers to produce powerful software, the decision to adopt microservices should be an easy one – developer velocity is king, and that’s hard to come by in the byzantine build-test-release lifecycles of monolithic software architectures.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Austin Parker
We’re excited to announce the availability of the LightStep Tracer for .NET, now in early access. Application developers who work with Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4.5+ and .NET Core can now use this tracer to instrument and observe their applications. This tracer is compatible with applications written using C# or F#, and it enables developers to use open source integrations for quickly instrumenting popular technologies such as gRPC or ASP .NET Core 2.
Oct 18, 2018   |  By Talia Moyal
When you’re on-call and get paged, hopefully not at 2 am on a Saturday (but it happens), your immediate priorities are likely to assess the impact, mitigate the incident, restore affected services to operational states, and go back to bed – in that order and as quickly as possible. Chances are, you’re much less inclined to comprehensively chronicle the actions you took in that hectic, sleep-deprived moment for the eventual post-mortem or task hand-off to others.
Oct 10, 2018   |  By Austin Parker
We’re happy to announce that has been updated to version 2.0! This is the first major update to the OpenTracing website since it was created, and I’d like to go over what the changes mean for our community. First, let me extend my warmest thanks to all of the community members who helped with getting v2 launched – we truly could not have done it without you. That said, let’s take a tour of what’s new.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
Report Finds Record Growth in Microservices is Disrupting the Operational Landscape
Oct 23, 2018   |  By LightStep
Google deserves a lot of credit for imagining (and popularizing) what we now call "microservice architectures." With the benefit of hindsight, we now recognize that Google made mistakes during those early days of microservices. And unfortunately, the rest of the industry is repeating many of these mistakes today. What did Google get wrong about microservices, and how can we apply those lessons today?
Oct 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
What did we get wrong about microservices at Google, and how can we apply those lessons today? Ben Sigelman, LightStep CEO and former googler tells you. Google deserves a lot of credit for imagining (and popularizing) what we now call “microservice architectures.” But we recognize that Google made mistakes during those early days.
Sep 4, 2018   |  By LightStep
Watch Bryan Cantrill (CTO at Joyent, formerly Distinguished Eng. at Sun and DTrace creator) as he discusses dreams, nightmares and lessons learned about microservices. Our industry is abuzz with heady talk about the journey to microservices. But what’s actually happening in reality? How does a migration to microservices go awry, and what can be done to mitigate those risks?
Aug 10, 2018   |  By Tech Field Day
Ben Sigelman, Co-founder and CEO, looks at the reasons why the market is moving away from software monoliths, the pain that organizations are feeling, and the problems they need to solve as a result. We'll talk about the specific part of the market that LightStep addresses.
Jun 26, 2018   |  By LightStep
LightStep [x]PM’s unique features allows you to effectively manage the performance of any modern, highly-distributed system, through monoliths and microservices.