This week’s newsletter is heavy on tracing, debugging, and observability topics – along with a slew of job postings. Enjoy!
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Much of this will probably sound familiar, but it’s a great primer and a fun read.
The observability aspect of this story is pretty narrow, but I think it makes a strong case for investing in platform services.
There’s seemingly no end to the number of science organizations using Grafana for all manner of geekery. Keep ‘em coming.
Unlike most “getting started with tracing” articles, this one does a good job linking to recommended resources and covering some of the finer points and problem areas that typically get glossed over. Oh, and the author includes a repository full of all the code and configuration bits.
What to do when your service traces don’t match up cleanly?
And here I thought Booking.com only used Graphite. 😉
Bad monitoring is unhealthy. IMHO good alerting is a byproduct of empathy for your peers (and systems).
Have I mentioned I love debugging stories? Even if you don’t use or support Ruby, this one is well worth your time.
Why does everything have to be a choice? Both, please!
This is a really useful pattern for short-term debugging, especially when you might not have the time or ability to deploy custom metrics or traces.
Some lessons learned building client libraries with baked-in telemetry.
One of the first technical conferences to resume in-person events, Monitorama is returning to Portland, OR this fall. It looks like a return to form for one of our favorite events (ok, we might be biased). Hope to see you there!
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See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor