For now, please read the OpenTracing Java README on GitHub.
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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.
Configure your tracer to communicate with the Lightstep Satellites and create a single span on your Java service. You install both the OpenTracing API and Lightstep tracer and then use the OpenTracing and Lightstep APIs to instrument your code.
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.