Exploring the observability side of software development.
Ep. #57, Monitoring K8s Applications with Shahar Azulay of Groundcover
40:05In episode 57 of o11ycast, Jess and Martin speak with Shahar Azulay of Groundcover about monitoring Kubernetes applications, improving the UI experience of observability tools, and utilizing APMs. Shahar shares lessons learned from his storied career in R&D leadership positions, cyber security, machine learning and AI, as well as general advice for developers, SREs, project leaders, and executives.
Ep. #56, Opinions on Opinions with Kris Nóva
34:11In episode 56 of o11ycast, Charity, Liz, and Jess speak with Kris Nóva, an author and software engineer with an expertise in Linux kernel security. They explore the intersection of platforms and observability, unpacking infrastructure management, the cluster lifecycle, outcome-driven development, and the importance of best practices.
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Ep. #55, The Dev Side of Observability with Martin Thwaites of Honeycomb
32:22In episode 55 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Martin Thwaites, a developer advocate at Honeycomb. They discuss the dev side of observability, exploring topics like logging pipelines, the pain of context switching for developers, the significance of the DevOps movement, best practices for scaling engineering teams, and outside-in test-driven development.
Ep. #54, Cloud Native Observability with Alex Boten of Lightstep
39:25In episode 54 of o11ycast, Liz Fong-Jones and Jessica Kerr speak with Alex Boton of Lightstep. They discuss Alex’s book Cloud Native Observability with OpenTelemetry, OTel documentation and community, vendor lock-in, and the pain of instrumentation.
Ep. #53, Seduced by Reality with Jean Yang of Akita Software
28:55In episode 53 of o11ycast, Charity Majors and Jessica Kerr speak with Jean Yang of Akita Software about legacy software, API-driven observability, tips for improving team efficiency, and insights on how observability can inform programming languages.
Ep. #52, Service Level Objectives with Alex Hidalgo of Nobl9
38:55In episode 52 of o11ycast, Charity and Jess speak with Alex Hidalgo of Nobl9. Alex shares his formative experiences advocating for reliability, insights on utilizing error budgets, and the attributes needed to leverage senior-level influence within a socio-technical environment.
Ep. #51, Performance Engineering with Henrik Rexed of Dynatrace
38:02In episode 51 of o11ycast, Charity Majors and Jessica Kerr are joined by Henrik Rexed of Dynatrace. This conversation covers a wide array of software and observability topics including trends in performance engineering, insights on minimizing system complexity, the shortcomings of auto-instrumentation, and best practices for avoiding vendor lock-in.
Ep. #50, Identifying Weak Spots with Benjamin Wilms of Steadybit
33:03In episode 50 of o11ycast, Charity Majors and Jessica Kerr are joined by Benjamin Wilms of Steadybit. This conversation examines chaos engineering before production, identifying weak spots in your distributed system, and the health of the tech industry at large.
Ep. #49, Incident Commanders with Fred Hebert of Honeycomb
39:47In episode 49 of o11ycast, Charity Majors and Jessica Kerr speak with Fred Hebert of Honeycomb about incident commanders. Listen in for insights on the role of SREs, the educational value in incidents, improving feedback cycles, and choosing the right OKRs.