The Sound of Code: Instrument with OpenTelemetry

To be efficient in our Continuous testing, continuous deployment approach and on the way we handle production outage, we need to have the right level of observability to understand properly how:

Our users are interacting with our application Our system behaves with significant traffic Our infrastructure has been utilize by our application …etc To help us in our journey, OpenTelemetry has provided a standard on the way we are able to produce and collect measurements in our environments.

Like any other technology transformation, OpenTelemetry adoption typically starts with small “pet projects” where we usually try to utilize manual or automatic instrumentation. But Opentelemetry is not only about producing traces, it covers the ability to generate metrics and logs from our applications. But like any new emerging framework we tend to wait to get a stable implementation before utilizing it in our production environment.

We all understand the value of having traces generated out of our application, but the journey could seem difficult and time consuming.

How can we utilize properly the instruments of Opentelemtry to make our code sound beautiful?

During this presentation we will explain:

  • The various components of OpenTelemetry
  • The various core Objects required to instrument your code
  • Best practices related to instrumentation
  • The latest news related to OpenTelemetry

More about Henrik Rexed

Henrik is a Cloud Native Advocate at Dynatrace, the leading Observability platform. Prior to Dynatrace, Henrik has worked as a Partner Solution Evangelist at Neotys, delivering webinars, building protypes to enhance the capability of NeoLoad. He has been working in the performance world more than 15 years, delivering projects in all contexts including extremely large Cloud testing on the most demanding business areas such as trading applications, Video on Demand, sports websites, etc.

Henrik Rexed is also one of the Organizer of the Conference named Performance Advisory Council , one of the producers of PerfBytes and the owner of the Youtube Channel IsitObservable.