Making Alerts Actionable by Edward Smongeski is a short but sweet reading on the topic, capturing some good practices and tips.
Profile the profiler!¶
In What happens when you profile a continuous profiler? Ryan Perry describes an excellent case of dog fooding in the context of the open source project Pyroscope, a continuous profiler.
Owen Diehl shared some interesting insights in A (de)bug’s life: Diagnosing and fixing performance issues in Grafana Loki's read path.
My colleagues Rich McDonough and Sudeeptha Jothiprakash decsribing a concrete real-user monitoring (RUM) setup with all you need to follow along: An Observability Journey with Amazon CloudWatch RUM, Evidently, and ServiceLens.
Royi Sitbon of Logz.io on an interesting o11y use case: read Overcoming observability challenges in the CI/CD Pipeline to learn more about the Why and the How.
The wonderful Ted Young of Lightstep wrote a nice and useful report (the O'Reilly term for a short book) on the topic of The Future of Observability with OpenTelemetry. Recommend to read!
In DevOps & Observability, Alessandro Gazzoni and Lorenzo Girardi share how they (at lastminute.com) go about these topics. Excellent end-user report, thank you so much for this!
Last week I mentioned the first part and now the second part is available: Kemal Akkoyun on Fantastic Symbols and Where to Find Them, explaining how profilers translate machine addresses to human-readable symbolic names.
FOSDEM o11y devroom¶
I'm usually there in person but due to obvious reasons, this year (again) virtual: FOSDEM, the world's biggest open source conference. Consider tuning in on coming Sunday for talks in the Monitoring and Observability devroom.
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!