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Observability & Monitoring Community Slack

Come hang out with all your fellow Monitoring Weekly readers. I mean, I’m also there, but I’m sure everyone else is way cooler.

From The Community

Monitoring and Tracing Microservices in Go: Modern Approaches

A solid primer for tracing and instrumentation of Golang projects. TBH it applies equally well to other languages but the examples are Go-specific.

Prometheus Guide: Metrics, PromQL & Dashboards

This post is an excellent overview of Prometheus in its own right, but it also goes satisfyingly deep on topics that are often glossed over: the various metrics types, how to start building effective queries with labels, and common mistakes to avoid.

Observability n.0?

A unique take on the state of commercial Observability tooling, from the perspective of an investor evaluating this space within the greater tech industry.

Understanding Distributed Tracing: A Python Guide with OpenTelemetry and Grafana Tempo

Another guide to tracing, this one with a more deliberate focus on Python and OpenTelemetry.

Grafana 10.3 release

A comprehensive look at the latest Grafana release, with videos touching on some of the larger functional changes.

Alerts Are Fundamentally Messy

For those of us with years of experience crafting, tweaking, and responding to [bad] alerts, this author says the quiet parts out loud. I still argue that good alerting isn’t as difficult as some people would have you believe, but there are good lessons to be had regardless.

Observability Challenge: Configuring Rules to Scale Your Application

Reading metrics behavior is an art in its own right. This article demonstrates how this skill can help inform scalability practices.

Rust and Lambda Performance

I’ve learned a lot following along with Benjamen’s blog and am grateful when our interests converge, such as this post on Rust performance and measuring latency.


Monitorama PDX 2024 - Call for Participation

Monitorama PDX 2024 takes place June 10-12 in Portland, OR. The CFP closes February 4… make sure to get your proposal submitted before the deadline!

See you next week!

– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor