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Helping Go teams implement OpenTelemetry: A new approach

OpenTelemetry (OTel), the emerging industry standard for application observability and distributed tracing across cloud-native and distributed architectures, is becoming an essential tool for Go developers. However, implementing OTel with Go to send data to observability platforms is hardly a straightforward process. At Helios, we’re on a mission to help as many teams as possible adopt distributed tracing.


The Platform.sh CLI is ready to Go(lang)

The developer experience just got so much better with the latest Platform.sh CLI release. Designed and engineered to help developers manage their daily work environments more efficiently, this incredible tool is ready to Go for our entire developer community, becoming language independent with no need to install PHP, and embracing the distribution standards. With the Platform.sh CLI, developers can easily use and manage their projects directly from their terminal.


OpenTelemetry Logs, OpenTelemetry Go, and the Road Ahead

We’ve got a lot of OpenTelemetry-flavored honey to send your way, ranging from OpenTelemetry SDK distribution updates to protocol support. We now support OpenTelemetry logs, released a new SDK distribution for OpenTelemetry Go, and have some updates around OpenTelemetry + Honeycomb to share. Let’s see what all the buzz is about this time! 🐝🐝


Observability Mythbusters: OpenTelemetry to Lightstep 3 Ways in Go IS Possible!

In the last couple of weeks, I spent a ton of time looking at different ways to send OpenTelemetry (OTel) data to Lightstep. In case the super-obvious title didn’t tip you off already, there are three different ways to do so: In this post, I will dig into each of these three approaches in detail, with code snippets which explain how to get data into Lightstep Observability. Let’s do this!


BindPlane OP Build Process - Using Goreleaser

BindPlane OP is written in Go. It is a single http webserver, serving REST, Websocket, and Graphql clients. It includes embedded react applications for serving the user interface. Go provides us with the ability to produce a single binary program that has no external dependencies. The binary is not dynamically linked to external libraries, meaning it is easy to build, deploy, and run on any platform supported by the Go compiler. BindPlane OP officially supports Linux, Windows, and macOS.


More support for structured logs in new version of Go logging library

The new version of the Google logging client library for Go has been released. Version 1.5 adds new features and bug fixes including new structured logging capabilities that complete last year's effort to enrich structured logging support in Google logging client libraries. Here are few of the new features in v1.5: Let's look into each closer.

gRPC - Monitor gRPC calls with OpenTelemetry | Explained with a Go example

OpenTelemetry can only help in generating the telemetry data. In order to store, and analyze that data, you need to choose a backend analysis tool. In this article, we will monitor collected data from gRPC calls with SigNoz. SigNoz is a full-stack open-source APM tool that provides metrics monitoring and distributed tracing. It is built to natively support OpenTelemetry data formats. Hence, it’s a great choice for a backend analysis tool to combine with OpenTelemetry. On a side note, OpenTelemetry provides you the freedom to select a backend analysis tool of your choice.
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How to deploy a Go web application to the cloud with Docker Swarm (Part 2)

Last week, I showed you how to build and deploy a Go Web application (or API backend for a frontend framework like React or Vue) to a cloud provider, using Docker as a process manager. In this post, which is part of two of this series, I will show you a second method of deploying a Go Web app or backend to any cloud, using Docker Swarm.

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How to deploy a Go web application to the cloud (Part 1)

Go has emerged as a popular option to develop web applications, especially for API backends, used by a React or Vue frontend. This post is the first of a multi-post series on the deployment of a web application to a cloud provider, starting with the simplest form of deployment, all the way to using Kubernetes for your web apps.