Scalyr Launches Open Source Community to Help Solve Challenges in Observability Space

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The group currently has a little more than 90 members, some Scalyr employees and customers, and some other external “influencers” in the observability space.

Log monitoring company Scalyr has launched an open source community, called LogRunners, for individuals in the observability space.

The community is designed to help developers, architects, site reliability engineers and DevOps and CloudOps professionals identify, solve and prevent challenges in this market.

Observability in general refers to capabilities — such as logs, metrics and traces — that help with testing, understanding and debugging systems and architectures. For LogRunners this will also include Kubernetes, distributed tracing and logging.

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“Our goal is to offer a place for folks to exchange ideas, questions and code. It’s open to anyone who is trying to connect with other DevOps, CloudOps, SREs, developers and architects who are dealing with similar experiences and challenges in the observability space,” wrote Dave McAllister, community manager and evangelist at Scalyr, in a blog post.

He noted that there is a gap in current developer communities on how to solve broken systems, applications and code within emerging technologies.

LogRunners seeks to fill this gap. The group currently has a little more than 90 members, some Scalyr employees and customers, and some other external “influencers” in the observability space, he said.

The tenants of the community 

Among others, the tenants of the group include ideation or creating new concepts and ideas for code and integrations within observability; sharing information and offering support for problem-solving; identifying observability trends to act as a compass for the marketplace; creating a general knowledge base for observability; and humor.

Currently, LogRunner has a number of threads that include discussions on orchestration, distributed tracing, logs, power queries and APIs.

The company will also have a GitHub repository for the Scalyr community, for members to submit code with open source licenses attached.

 

 

(With inputs from sdxcentral)

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