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"It's a shortcut, not an exit." - Why I'm thrilled that Lightstep is joining ServiceNow

If you didn’t know already, it’s a huge day for Lightstep. I am beyond excited about what this ServiceNow acquisition means for my wonderful colleagues, for our product, and for our mission! But before we can look forward, let’s first set some context by looking back: In 2013, before we even incorporated, I rented a desk at a coworking space in SF. I took the photo above on my first day there.

An interview with Lightstep + Simplebet

Listen and ask questions as two observability experts discuss their trade. Simplebet is a sports technology and betting company focused on unlocking a new type of sports betting called Micro-Markets. In this live interview, we will talk to Simplebet about the observability challenges they faced, the steps they took to overcome them, and how understanding change is now setting their business up for success.

OpenTelemetry with Split.io and Lightstep

A short demo on how to use OpenTelemetry with Split.io and Lightstep. Learn more at github.com/lightstep/lightstep-partner-toolkit Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”

Learning to Learn by Teaching DevOps | Kat Cosgrove on 99 Percent Visible

I'm a Developer Advocate. That means that ultimately, my job is to teach people things. Over the last year and some change, I've given dozens of talks and workshops about DevOps, the majority of them educational in nature. The way I approach developer education has changed pretty radically over that period of time – more difficult for me in some ways, but better for my audience in every way. The assumptions I make are different now, and the way I communicate has changed, too.
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Diagnosing latency: Lightstep vs. Jaeger

For many organizations starting out with distributed tracing, Jaeger is often the first tool used to ingest and visualize traces. It provides a way for developers to query for individual requests and see their behavior as they traverse all the services and operations to complete the request. As powerful as this is, it only provides a partial picture of your system’s performance because you are only able to visualize individual requests or at most compare two requests to each other.

Distributed Tracing and Logging: Deep dive with Forrest Knight

A deep dive into distributed tracing and logging while looking into traces, metrics, Change Intelligence, and more. Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”
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OpenTelemetry Go: All you need to know

Welcome back to the latest edition of All you need to know. Today we’ll be focusing on one of my favorite languages, Go. All you really need to know is this: Seriously, that’s it. If you want to try out OpenTelelmetry in Go, follow the guide below. A heavily commented version of the finished tutorial can be found at here. Feel free to use this code as a reference when you get started with instrumenting your own application.

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How we built Lightstep Metrics: 6 core principles to our user experience

If you’re an engineer, you might find it challenging to answer these three high-level questions in a typical troubleshooting scenario. We hear this from our customers and from our competitors’ customers so often that they’ve become the most important questions we strive to answer as easily as possible within our user experience.