Posts this week covering alert design, eBPF usage, LLM operations, new tools for secrets management and for instrumentation, and the latest DORA State of Devops report.
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Hints and tips for effective observability, looking mainly at good alert design.
A post on using open source LLM models, in particular focused on engineering for performance, including details of benchmarks and optimisation techniques.
A detailed, technical, post on embracing eBPF for monitoring at the network layer and providing better control of a large microservice and infrastructure platform.
An interesting post on the ongoing FTX fraud trial, which highlights the importance of source code and source code management in understanding fraud and other intent.
The latest DORA State of Devops report is out, which this year identifies 5 key takeaways on the importance of culture, user focus, fairness, documentation and flexible cloud infrastructure.
esc is a new tool for managing environments, secrets and configuration. It includes a CLI tool to provide just-in-time authenticated and short-lived access to cloud credentials amongst other features.
Autometrics looks like an interesting framework, aimed at making it easier to instrument an application. It generates Prometheus metrics and queries automatically, and automatically generates documentation linking to generated dashboards.