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O11ycon Discusses Benefits and Challenges of Observability

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018

The first o11ycon provides a comprehensive look at the emerging concept of observability in software and systems which allow people to understand if things are working as expected, and to diagnose problems and identify solutions.

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Observability and Microservices: The Need for Effective Tracing and Metrics

by Mark Little Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 17, 2018

Zach Jory has written an article discussing how microservices and service mesh implementations need observability to ensure that developers can build cloud-native applications which scale and can be more easily managed. This ties into a number of articles and interviews we have spoken about over recent months too.

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Building Observable Distributed Systems

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018

Today's systems are more and more complex; microservices distributed over the network and scaling dynamically, resulting in many more ways of failure, ways we can't always predict. Investing in observability gives us the ability to ask questions to systems, things we never thought about before. Some of the tools that can be used for this are metrics, tracing, structured and correlated logging.

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How Observability Impacts Testing: Q&A with Amy Phillips at QCon London

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Observability gives you a picture of the system’s current health and can replace certain types of testing. For low-risk application areas you can rely on observability instead of testing, provided you have continuous delivery that provides fast feedback and allows you to release changes quickly.

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