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Open source for o11y

In Open Source for Better Observability Dotan Horovits walks us through offerings and specifications.

On-call handbook

Hannah Culver sharing PagerDuty’s Engineering Management Handbook for Healthier Teams and Services.

CW Synthetics

In Visual monitoring of applications with Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics by my colleagues Mahanth Jayadeva and Yesh Ravindra you can learn how this new feature may help you spot visual differences between web content versions.


JF Joly makes a point: Why dev teams need observability to make sense of Kubernetes clusters.

Swiss Cloud Native Day 2021

A couple of weeks ago the Swiss CN day took place in Bern and some of us were lucky enough to be able to participate in person. Now the videos are available online, check out, for example, Julius Volz talking about Prometheus Best Practices and Pitfalls or yours truly trying to argue How open source made observability mainstream.

Monitoring to Observability

The very talented Mr Michael Friedrich sharing an awesome slide deck with the title From Monitoring to Observability: Left Shift your SLOs, covering a lot of ground (excellent practices tips and tooling review).

Introducing parca

The wonderful Polar Signals folks open sourced parca, a continuous profiling tool for applications and infrastructure. Congrats and KUTGW!

Cassandra monitoring

In 10 Best Tools for Monitoring Apache Cassandra in 2021 Rafal Kuć reviews tools on the topic.

That was it for this edition of the o11y newsletter. Feel free to share news items with me via Twitter—DMs are open if you like to share something in private. Stay safe and hope to see you around next week!