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What Is Observability?

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8:00 AM PDT on Monday, May 23, 2022

What Is Observability?

What Is Observability?

May 23, 2022

In this episode

Is Observability really just logging, metrics, and distributed tracing? Are we done? Mission accomplished? Can we go home for the week even if it is just Tuesday? You can often hear about the “Three Pillars of Observability” but having access to logs, metrics, and traces does not necessarily mean more observable systems. In this session, you’ll learn what Observability is, what problems the three pillars solve, what problems they generate, and how deep the rabbit hole goes behind them. We will explore the basics of the three pillars and what Spring has to offer to implement them. We will also talk about how to take your system to the next level, and what else you can find in Spring and related technologies to look under the hood of your running system.

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Guests

Jonatan Ivanov

Jonatan Ivanov

Jonatan Ivanov is an enthusiastic Software Engineer working in the Spring Engineering Team. He is one of the leaders of the Seattle Java User Group, a speaker, an author, and a certified dragon trainer. He has hands-on experience in developing and shipping innovative, production-ready software for industry-leader companies. He likes distributed systems, production, open source, math, Linux, and cloud environments, and he is passionate about the Java Ecosystem and the Java Community. He is an Open Source contributor, writes a “develotters”-focused blog, and sometimes he can be found on Twitter (@jonatan_ivanov) and in the Seattle area, but he is originally from Hungary.

Hosts

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee

Whitney traveled the scenic route but is chuffed to have found her way to Kubernetes and cloud technologies. Whitney began her professional career as a fine artist before owning her own photography business for over a decade. After a year-long tour playing keys in the band Mutual Benefit, Whitney went back to school in 2019 to learn full-stack web development. After graduation, Whitney was employed by IBM as a cloud developer, using none of the skills she had just learned. She developed an insatiable appetite for all things cloud, and a passion for teaching others as she acquired knowledge herself. Whitney has made many cloud-related lightboard videos that together have 400,000+ views. At VMware, you can find Whitney writing lighthearted yet informative guides, or behind the lightboard during her weekly streaming show ϟ Enlightning. Whitney’s contagious excitement drives her to collaborate and play!