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The very awesome Martin Thwaites of Honeycomb wrote Understanding Distributed Tracing with a Message Bus, covering OpenTelemetry SpanLinks and their usage in the context of async services. Great read, thanks!

OpenTelemetry connectors

Do you know what a connector in the OpenTelemetry collector is? Well, it's essentially a collector component that consumes telemetry signals as an exporter in one pipeline and emits it as a receiver in another pipeline. Read up on this exciting new component: Connectors.

Strimzi: Kafka tracing

Paolo Patierno posted Tracing in Apache Kafka: from OpenTracing to OpenTelemetry on the Strimzi blog, explaining how to use OpenTelemetry within the Strimzi project.

Tracetest on Nomad

Tracetest in Action: Running Trace-Based Tests on the OpenTelemetry Demo App with Nomad by Adriana Villela of Lightstep is a really cool hands-on piece. Excellent work, thank you!

Observability survey

Grafana Labs published the Observability Survey 2023 and it contains a number of interesting data points, thanks for sharing.

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