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Thursday, June 20 • 3:00pm - 3:25pm
PRO TALK: Trace-Driven Development

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Distributed tracing is invaluable to operating software, allowing operators and developers alike to quickly diagnose production issues. So why do we keep treating it like a "day two" problem, stashing it away as yet another TODO for once things are running and all the fires are put out? In this talk, I'll demonstrate how you can apply distributed tracing during the earliest parts of the software development process so you can set -and validate - expectations about your applications from the get go. This includes early identification of possible performance hotspots, compliance with other instrumented RPCs, and visualization of the shape of a request as it traverses your system. Expect to walk away wanting to instrument all your code ASAP. Remember: only YOU can prevent codefires! You shouldn't need any background in tracing or other instrumentation tools, as I'll explain the relevant concepts and terminology. Audience members of all technical levels are welcome.

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Austin Parker

OSS Engineer, LightStep
Austin Parker has been solving - and creating - problems with computers and technology for most of his life. He is an Open Source Software Engineer at LightStep and maintainer of the OpenTracing project in an effort to help other developers write, and operate, more reliable software... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:25pm EDT
Workshop Stage 1