Observability Engineering - Charity Majors, Liz Fong-Jones & George Miranda

Observability Engineering

By Charity Majors, Liz Fong-Jones & George Miranda

  • Release Date: 2022-05-06
  • Genre: Databases


Observability is critical for building, changing, and understanding the software that powers complex modern systems. Teams that adopt observability are much better equipped to ship code swiftly and confidently, identify outliers and aberrant behaviors, and understand the experience of each and every user. This practical book explains the value of observable systems and shows you how to practice observability-driven development.

Authors Charity Majors, Liz Fong-Jones, and George Miranda from Honeycomb explain what constitutes good observability, show you how to improve upon what youâ??re doing today, and provide practical dos and don'ts for migrating from legacy tooling, such as metrics monitoring and log management. Youâ??ll also learn the impact observability has on organizational culture (and vice versa).

You'll explore:
How the concept of observability applies to managing software systemsThe value of practicing observability when delivering and managing complex cloud native applications and systemsThe impact observability has across the entire software development lifecycleHow and why different functional teams use observability with service-level objectives (SLOs)How to instrument your code to help future engineers understand the code you wrote todayHow to produce quality code for context-aware system debugging and maintenanceHow data-rich analytics can help you debug elusive issues quickly