Getting Started with Observability for Java Developers

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As applications move to containers and migrate to the cloud, they become ever more complex, and it's increasingly important to monitor, analyze, and diagnose their behavior. Observability is a new way of thinking about monitoring and understanding your applications. It’s supported by a growing range of open source tools and standards—part of the new wave of technologies that modern developers need to go fully cloud native.

Join Ben Evans for a fast-paced introduction to Observability, including the basics of metrics, logs, and tracing (the "pillars of observability"). The class will explain how to implement Observability in Java using OpenTelemetry.

The main concepts that attendees can expect to learn include:

  • Key concepts in Cloud Native Monitoring and Observability
  • The current state and road map of OpenTelemetry
  • Java’s OpenTelemetry libraries

Ben Evans

Red Hat

Ben Evans is an author, architect and educator. He is currently Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. Previously he was Lead Architect for Instrumentation at New Relic, and co-founded jClarity, a performance tools startup acquired by Microsoft. He has also worked as Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank and as Senior Technical Instructor for Morgan Stanley. He served for 6 years on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define new Java standards.

Ben is a Java Champion and 3-time JavaOne Rockstar Speaker. He is the author of six books, including "Optimizing Java", the new editions of “Java in a Nutshell” and the recently-updated “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” and his technical articles are read by thousands of developers every month.