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Thursday, November 9 • 11:00am - 11:35am
OpenTelemetry Tracing for Monoliths - Phillip Carter, Honeycomb

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You might hear the phrase "distributed tracing" and think that it's only for fancy or complex microservices systems. While it's true that you can't really understand a complex microservices system without distributed tracing, the practice is just as applicable for monoliths! In this talk, we'll go over why monolithic apps can benefit from even basic tracing, dive into details about how you can get context from within the monolith into your traces, and talk through some real world examples . This talk will feature OpenTelemetry tracing, but it will also bring in the Logs Bridge concept, showing that you don't have to throw anything away when you add tracing to a monolithic application. At the end of the talk, you should be well-prepared to bring tracing into your own monolithic apps.

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Phillip Carter

Principal Product Manager, Honeycomb
Phillip is on the product team at Honeycomb where he leads their AI initiatives and works on a bunch of different things. He's an OpenTelemetry maintainer -- chances are if you've read the docs to learn how to use OTel, you've read his words. In a past life, he worked on developer... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2023 11:00am - 11:35am CST
W180 (Ground Level)