DOP 255: What Is Developer Observability?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024

Show Notes

#255: In an era where software development and operations are increasingly converging, the need for effective and efficient observability tools has never been more critical. As systems grow in complexity and the lines between development and operations blur, the role of observability in understanding and managing these systems becomes more prominent.

One significant problem is the dichotomy developers face: either being completely isolated from production observability data or overwhelmed by the volume of information available, most of which may not be directly relevant to their specific tasks.

In this episode, we talk with Liran Haimovitch from Rookout about developer observability. This concept prioritizes making observability tools and data accessible and understandable for developers, allowing them to gain insights into how their code operates in production environments. This shift is not about discarding the importance of operations in observability but rather enhancing the collective capability of teams to monitor, diagnose, and resolve issues more effectively.


Liran Haimovitch

Liran Haimovitch

Liran is the Co-Founder and CTO of Rookout. He’s an Observability and Instrumentation expert with a deep understanding of Java, Python, Node, and C++. Liran has broad experience in cybersecurity and compliance from his past roles. When not coding, you can find Liran hosting his podcast, speaking at conferences, writing about his tech adventures, and trying out the local cuisine when traveling.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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