May 26, 2022 • 1HR 34M
Software at Scale 47 - OpenTelemetry with Ted Young
Software at Scale is where we discuss the technical stories behind large software applications.
Ted Young is the Director of Developer Education at Lightstep and a co-founder of the OpenTelemetry project.
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This episode dives deep into the history of OpenTelemetry, why we need a new telemetry standard, all the work that goes into building generic telemetry processing infrastructure, and the vision for unified logging, metrics and traces.
Episode Reading List
Instead of highlights, I’ve attached links to some of our discussion points.
HTTP Trace Context - new headers to support a standard way to preserve state across HTTP requests.
OpenCensus and OpenTracing - the precursor projects to OpenTelemetry