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Aug 16, 2019   |  By David KleinJames Burns
So, you’ve gone “cloud native” … you’re running apps in containers, you’re scheduling them with Kubernetes, and now you’re trying to figure out what the heck is going on. It’s the third time in a month where your customers are seeing two minutes of error pages — and then it’s just fixed. That’s plenty long enough for them to complain on Twitter, and besides that, it’s just embarrassing.
Aug 13, 2019   |  By Vince Power
When it comes to cool things within the technology space, you often have either no choice, or too many choices. Kubernetes, the open source container orchestrator, falls into the latter category. There are a multitude of Kubernetes distributions out there, and determining which one is best for your needs can be a real challenge.
Aug 7, 2019   |  By James Burns
It’s a Tuesday morning and it’s time for another standup. It’s the 3rd time your company has tried to “become agile.” Your “Scrum Master” (and manager) is assigning tasks for the day and checking on why your team has been slipping the next feature release for the last month.
Jul 29, 2019   |  By James Burns
So, maybe you’ve heard of this Kubernetes thing? In June of 2014 Google launched an ambitious effort to provide a best-in-class system for orchestrating container-based workloads as open source. Over the last 5 years, that effort has led to the collaboration of all major cloud providers and many major technology companies, a feat in itself.
Jul 23, 2019   |  By David Klein
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. That’s why we built Workflow Links — to create an immediate connection from traces in LightStep to whatever internal or external tools you need to do your job well.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
Report Finds Record Growth in Microservices is Disrupting the Operational Landscape
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.
Jun 25, 2019   |  By LightStep
In distributed systems, when thing break (which they often do), it can be challenging to know where to start your investigation.
May 8, 2019   |  By LightStep
Developer Mode is an easy way to quickly get up and running with a local tracing solution. In as little as 30 seconds, you can launch a personal tracing sandbox, and see real-time traces whenever you execute code.
Apr 16, 2019   |  By LightStep
See how iOS engineer Parker Edwards solves performance issues in an ecommerce app — using LightStep's Service Diagrams. Service Diagrams are interactive, real-time, and dynamic overviews of system performance and architecture.