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O11y driven development

Bijit Ghosh's Observability Driven Development (ODD)-Enhancing System Reliability is a good deep dive on a topic I see more and more going mainstream.

OTel semantic conventions

Two rather important things happened last week: on the one hand there was the Elastic Common Schema (ECS) and OpenTelemetry semantic convention convergence announcement and on the other hand there is the plan to separate semantic conventions from the specification, which should allow faster iterations. Maintainers are currently looking for feedback on the desired policy (what breaking changes to make when), so if you have an opinion on this topic, please do share now!

Towards stabilizing logs

Another big (but silent, expect more to come) thing that happened was that the OpenTelemetry logs bridge was marked stable. Now, it will still take some time until SDKs beyond Java support it but at least for the collector we can expect that logs can be fully supported by end of 2023.

OTel tracing

Rather unusal, but it happens: Bijit Ghosh again this week, this time on Comprehensive Tracing using OpenTelemetry from Beginning to End. Nice!

Why adopt OpenTelemetry

The one and only Daniel Khan of Sentry sharing The Best (and Worst) Reasons to Adopt OpenTelemetry. Interesting read ;)

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!