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Learning eBPF

The one and only Liz Rice wrote a book (again ;) and you want to make sure to read Learning eBPF, no matter if you're more interested in the networking, security, or observability angle.

Monitoring GitLab

Read GitLab: monitoring — Prometheus, metrics, and Grafana dashboard by Arseny Zinchenko to learn how to go about things. Nice!

OTel instrumentation 101

Sibaprasad Tripathy provides a solid 101 coverage in OpenTelemetry: A beginner’s handbook to instrument your application.

Tracing Kafka

Trace Through a Kafka Cluster with Rust and OpenTelemetry by Jan Schulte (Cisco) is a well-written deep dive, showing you not just the How but also the What and Why.

Keeping an eye on the chatbot

Dan Holloran on Monitor OpenAI GPT application usage in New Relic. Yup, it has an API, so it can be monitored ;)

SLO learnings

In An adventure with SLOs, generic Prometheus alerting rules, and complex PromQL queries Evan Schwartz of Fiberplane shares his experiences with introducing SLOs in the org. Thank you!

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!