OpenTelemetry Collector on Kubernetes with Helm Chart – Part 3

In this article, you will learn how to use the OpenTelemetry Helm chart to deploy a collector as a gateway in a Kubernetes cluster. In previous tutorials, I demonstrated how to deploy the OpenTelemetry Collector as both Gateway and Agent on a Kubernetes cluster. It took a lot of work and hours of research. Luckily […]

OpenTelemetry Collector as an Agent on Kubernetes – Part 2

Jack Sparrow OpenTelemetry Collector Kubernetes Agent

In this article, you will learn how to deploy and configure the OpenTelemetry Collector as an agent on Kubernetes. In part 1, we described how to set up a local Kubernetes environment with Minikube. We configured an OpenTelemetry collector and deployed it to a local Kubernetes cluster. We outlined and explained each of the Kubernetes […]

Distributed Tracing with OpenTelemetry Collector on Kubernetes – Part 1

Jaeger Pan OpenTelemetry Collector Kubernetes

In this guide, you will learn how to set up a working OpenTelemetry Collector on Kubernetes that is configured to receive data in OTLP format via HTTP or gRPC and send traces for visualization in both Jaeger and Aspecto. The purpose of this tutorial is to simplify the process by going through the main steps […]

Guide to OpenTelemetry Distributed Tracing in Rust

OpenTelemetry Distributed Tracing in Rust

In this article, I will share my experience adding OpenTelemetry distributed tracing to a Rust application. I will attempt to answer the following questions: How to instrument Opentelemetry in Rust? How to add manual and auto instrumentations to a Rust application? How to use tracing to debug Rust applications? How to visualize traces and spans? […]

Distributed Tracing for RabbitMQ with OpenTelemetry

Jazz Jackrabbit OpenTelemetry RabbitMQ

In this guide, you will learn how to use OpenTelemetry to instrument RabbitMQ to create spans for different operations. (e.g., consume and produce). We will then see how to visualize your traces in Jaeger and Aspecto. I will use Node.js for all code examples. Feel free to skip to the practical section of this guide if […]

How to Get Started with OpenTelemetry Go

OpenTelemetry Go The Mandalorian

In this guide, you will learn hands-on how to create and visualize traces with OpenTelemetry Go without prior knowledge. We will start with creating a simple to-do app that uses Mongo and the Gin framework. Then, we will send tracing data to Jaeger Tracing and to Aspecto for visualization. You can find all the relevant […]

How to Get Started with OpenTelemetry Node.js

OpenTelemetry Node Bat-Signal

In this guide, you will learn exactly how to get started with OpenTelemetry in Node js, from scratch, and without any prior knowledge of OpenTelemetry. We will set up a simple to-do app that uses Express and MongoDB. We will then use OpenTelemetry js to generate spans, and send them to Jaeger and Aspecto for […]

Distributed Tracing for Kafka with OpenTelemetry in Node

Distributed Tracing for Kafka with OpenTelemetry in Node

In this guide, you will learn how to run OpenTelemetry in Node to generate spans for different Kafka operations (e.g., consume and produce) and ultimately visualize your traces. We will also touch on the basics of Kafka, OpenTelemetry, distributed tracing, and how they all play out together. If you’re already familiar with Kafka and OpenTelemetry, […]

Distributed Tracing for Kafka with OpenTelemetry in Python

OpenTelemetry Kafka and Python

In this tutorial, I will cover Apache Kafka, OpenTelemetry, and how they play out together with practical examples in Python from 0 to 1. You will learn how to enable OpenTelemetry tracing in Python to generate spans and visualize traces for various Kafka operations.  What to Expect What is Apache Kafka? What is OpenTelemetry? OpenTelemetry […]

Open-Source Malabi: How to Use Jaeger Tracing as a Backend

How to use Jaeger as a Malabi backend

Malabi is an open-source library that helps you write integration tests, by doing 2 things: Collecting data from your tested microservice during the test run Exposes an endpoint to make assertions on this data (with helper functions to call the endpoint). It is important to understand that malabi is an implementation of a new testing […]