Use C++ to instrument your app for distributed tracing using OpenTracing.
Once you’ve instrumented your framework, you can manually add instrumentation where needed.
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If your app is written in Java, you can get started quickly with Lightstep. Download the Java SpecialAgent, then configure it to communicate with your Lightstep Satellites. When you deploy your app, all supported third-party framework libraries (like the Elasticsearch client, RxJava, or the Kafka client) will begin sending trace data to Lightstep.
Distributed tracing provides a view of the life of a request as it travels across multiple hosts and services communicating over various protocols. With distributed tracing implemented, you have a window into performance at every step in the request.
Once you've implemented your tracers and confirmed that they are communicating with your Lightstep Satellite, it's time to add spans to your operations and connect the spans together to create a full trace that you can observe in Lightstep.