OpenTelemetry, or OTel for short, is taking over the observability world. And with Spring Boot’s widespread success, they work together very well to uncover all kinds of performance problems or errors. Let’s look at that hands-on.
This talk dives into the background of OTel including the technologies its building on (or replacing). It also takes a look at what auto-instrumentation can and cannot achieve. As well as the latest developments beyond tracing with metrics and the first steps towards logging.