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July 17, 2020

How would I proceed with Kubernetes deployments?

Last time I’ve written a few words about the orchestration of Helm deployments. I’ve mentioned there that I’m not so big fan of Helm in terms of deployment of applications. That’s 100% true, but do I have any other alternatives?

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.