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May 4, 2020

10 most common mistakes using kubernetes

We had the chance to see quite a bit of clusters in our years of experience with kubernetes (both managed and unmanaged - on GCP, AWS and Azure), and we see some mistakes being repeated. No shame in that, we’ve done most of these too!

I'll try to show the ones we see very often and talk a bit about how to fix them.

Applications are not easy, tracing is: context propagation

Applications are not easy, tracing is: context propagation

February 17, 2020

A few weeks ago I've published my introduction to the tracing with OpenTelemetry instrumentation. I was trying to explain there that tracing has some value even in standalone applications. It was just a recommendation, but today we're gonna talk about scenarios where tracing is a must: distributed systems.

Applications are not easy, tracing is: a brief introduction to OpenTelemetry

Applications are not easy, tracing is: a brief introduction to OpenTelemetry

February 9, 2020

I have great news! OpenTelemetry will be in beta soon! What does it mean? Well, we can start instrumenting applications directly with OpenTelemetry and we can skip its ancestors.