Context Propagation makes OpenTelemetry awesome

Context Propagation makes OpenTelemetry awesome

Apr 30, 2021

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Context Propagation is a fundamental part of OpenTelemetry's architecture. Tracing, metrics, and logs all make use of it. In part one of this series, we'll cover the problem that Context Propagation solves, and an overview of how it works.

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