OpenCensus is an emerging standard for tracing and the metrics of cloud services. You can use it to gain observability into applications that span multiple clouds and technological stacks.
Simon Zeltser explains how to use open source and vendor-agnostic client libraries for OpenCensus and export telemetry to common distributed tracing systems such as Zipkin and others. Along the way, he discusses core concepts such as tags, metrics, exporters, zPages, and trace context propagation.
Simon Zeltser is a software engineer at Google. Simon has over a decade of experience building services at planet scale. He loves creating tools that improve deployment, application performance, and testing in production of cloud services. Previously, he was a software engineer at Microsoft. In his spare time, Simon is an active Manchester United fan, helping to establish two of its official supporters clubs around the world.
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