Events

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Conference

KubeCon Europe 2024

March 19, 2024
:
Paris - Expo Porte De Versailles

Tracetest will be at KubeCon Europe in Paris throughout March 20-22, 2024. Come chat with us at our booth, try out Tracetest, and go back home with some swag. We will also be attending Observability Day on March 19th, the day before the conference, and would love to chat there.Have a lot of new capability to show, including the ability to execute trace-based tests as part of your Cypress and Playwright tests. These are TRUE end to end tests. We'd love to show you how you can get started with trace-based testing in no time at all!

Conference

KubeCon North America 2023

November 6, 2023
:
CHICAGO - MCCORMICK PLACE WEST

Tracetest will be at KubeCon North America in Chicago throughout November 6 - 9. Come chat with us at our booth, try out Tracetest, and go back home with some swag.

Monitoring and testing distributed systems can be complex and time-consuming due to their interconnected nature. Distributed tracing offers a comprehensive map to simplify system understanding. Trace-based testing further employs this data for deep integration tests. We'd love to show you how you can get started with trace-based testing in no time at all!

Conference

NetWork Conference 11

October 18, 2023
9
:
a.m.
CEST
Adnan will present an in-person session!

Distributed tracing is incredible because you get observability into distributed apps running across Kubernetes, microservices, serverless, and much more. As Cloud Native apps have evolved so has Observability.

Testing has not… until now!

What if you could use the data captured in the distributed trace as part of your testing strategy to prevent errors from reaching production in the first place?

Join this talk and I'll show you! Using the open-source tools OpenTelemetry, Grafana, and Tracetest, you get monitoring and distributed tracing, including the power to leverage the traces for trace-based testing. This enables monitoring AND testing services on Kubernetes with distributed tracing.

Conference

OpenSearchCon 23 - "Fast-Track Integration Tests With Distributed Traces!"

September 27, 2023
9
:
a.m.
PT
In-person conference talk by Ken Hamric

Ken will be presenting a 20 minute in-person session called "Fast-Track Integration Tests With Distributed Traces!".


Monitoring and testing distributed systems can be complex and time-consuming due to their interconnected nature. Distributed tracing offers a comprehensive map to simplify system understanding. Trace-based testing further employs this data for deep integration tests. This session aims to expedite the monitoring and integration testing of your services in a near real-world environment, using OpenSearch’s adaptation for the OpenTelemetry Astronomy Shop.

Conference

KCD Austria 23 - "Distributed tracing is awesome, testing is not… Until now."

September 26, 2023
9
:
a.m.
CEST
Adnan will present an in-person session!

Distributed tracing is incredible because you get observability into distributed apps running across Kubernetes, microservices, serverless, and much more. As Cloud Native apps have evolved so has Observability.

Testing has not… until now!

What if you could use the data captured in the distributed trace as part of your testing strategy to prevent errors from reaching production in the first place?

Join this talk and I'll show you! Using the open-source tools OpenTelemetry, Grafana, and Tracetest, you get monitoring and distributed tracing, including the power to leverage the traces for trace-based testing. This enables monitoring AND testing services on Kubernetes with distributed tracing.

Livestream

The Power of Traces: Why OpenTelemetry Embraced Trace-Based Testing

September 12, 2023
9
:
a.m.
PT
Live coding session with Adnan Rahic

This live stream focuses on the addition of trace-based tests to the OpenTelemetry Demo which addresses the challenge of maintaining and expanding the demo while ensuring seamless functionality and telemetry integrity. The stream covers and highlights the issues maintainers faced when merging pull requests. It often led to breaking both features and telemetry. By shedding light on these obstacles it will showcase the journey from using black-box tests to integrating trace-based tests. It will show how to add new trace-based tests to the OpenTelemetry Demo testing harness. The goal of the live stream is to showcase the OpenTelemetry community's ability to comprehensively test the demo and confidently integrate new features.

Community Call

Tracetest Community Call in August 2023 - Introducing Kafka test triggers!

August 30, 2023
9
:
a.m.
PST
Aug 2023

Join us for another Community Call on August 30th to get the latest updates!

Tracetest is an open-source trace-based testing tool that enables building integration and end-to-end tests in minutes using distributed traces. You can assert against trace data at every point of a request transaction.In the upcoming call, the Tracetest team will share updates from their latest v0.13.5 release. They’ll cover the Dynatrace integration and a new Kafka test trigger that enables triggering tests via a message queue. Tune in to see a detailed demo!

We’ll also discuss the latest contributions to the OpenTelemetry Community, as well as both previous and upcoming conference talks.

Conference

DeveloperWeek CloudX: Observability-Driven Development with OpenTelemetry

August 23, 2023
12
:
p.m.
PST
Adnan Rahic, Tracetest.io, DevRel

Testing large systems with multiple microservices is hard to understand. You need to understand the whole system, all connections, and how the microservices interconnect.

With tracing, you get a map of everything which makes your whole system easier to understand.

Adnan will showcase traditional test-driven development vs the new observability-driven development. He'll use open-source tools like Tracetest and OpenTelemetry to demonstrate how to use trace-based testing and enrich integration tests with trace data.

Conference

DeveloperWeek CloudX: Leveraging Observability in Testing: Trace-based Testing

August 15, 2023
3
:
p.m.
PST
Ken Hamric, Tracetest.io, Founder

The investment in providing a unified distributed trace across your entire distributed application is sizable both in terms of developer time and effort. How can you leverage this investment to gain more value?

Trace-based testing leverages the visibility exposed by your observability to enable system and e2e tests which typically took 3 to 10 days to write to be created in less than 20 minutes. Increase your test coverage, ensure reliability for your customers, and extract more value from your investment in observability.

Community Call

Tracetest Community Call - Testing the OTel Demo!

July 26, 2023
12
:
p.m.
EST
July 2023

The Tracetest team will be sharing updates from the latest v0.13.0 release. We’ll cover the Signoz integration and a brand new resource called “Test Runner” that enables using required gates for tests and transactions.But, the main topic will be that Tracetest is now the official trace-based testing tool for the OpenTelemetry Demo! We'll discuss the latest contributions to the OpenTelemetry Demo and tutorials the team has contributed back to the OpenTelemetry community.

Community Call

Distributed tracing for testing with Grafana Tempo + Tracetest

July 14, 2023
1
:
p.m.
GMT
Grafana Office Hours #05

Did you know you can use distributed tracing for testing with Grafana Tempo and Tracetest? Distributed tracing can really help you drill down from metrics to root causes, but how can you automate it? Adnan Rahić, Senior Developer Advocate at Tracetest.io, shares how you can do just that, using Grafana + Grafana Tempo + Tracetest.

Community Call

Tracetest Community Call - Let’s Automate Tests

June 28, 2023
12
:
p.m.
EST
June 2023

The Tracetest team will be sharing updates from the latest v0.11.14 release. But the star of this month's community call is the brand-new "Automate" tab! This includes a feature request from the community to trigger tests from a "Deep Link." The latest release has improved the Trace Analyzer and added a fourth tab called "Automate" when running a test. This makes it even easier to set up test automation! You'll also notice a new Azure App Insights integration. We'll also be discussing the latest tutorials and conference talks the team has contributed back to the community.

Conference

DeveloperWeek Latin America 2023

June 21, 2023
:
LIVE EVENT June 21-22

Checking the state of an API in production can be challenging. You can have different factors and infrastructures to deal with, making it hard to pinpoint problems on your API. In this talk I show how you can set up OpenTelemetry to help monitor your API and even test it to guarantee that your application is healthy.

Livestream

Let's react with Adriana Villela - New Tracetest Analyzer!

June 14, 2023
:
OCMM Podcast!

In this live stream, we wanted to see Adriana's unedited reaction to the first-ever tool that analyzes traces!

The Tracetest Analyzer can analyze traces, identify patterns, and fix issues with code instrumentation. It’s the easy way to adhere to OpenTelemetry rules and standards to ensure high-quality telemetry data.

What is the purpose of the Tracetest Analyzer?1. When code is being pushed, you want to verify that the observability is to spec2. You want to block merges that do not adhere to the OpenTelemetry standards

Conference

What is observability-driven development?

June 8, 2023
1
:
p.m.
GMT
Conf42 Observability 2023

Testing large systems with multiple microservices is hard. You need to understand the whole system, all connections, and how all services interconnect, making it hard to pinpoint issues. With distributed tracing, you get a map of everything which makes your whole system easier to understand.

Community Call

Tracetest Community Call - Hackathon Vibes!

May 31, 2023
12
:
p.m.
EST
May 2023

The Tracetest team will be sharing updates from the latest v0.11.9 release. These updates revolve around the new Trace Linter feature developed during the Hackathon. You’ll also see new integrations, including Honeycomb, and a ton of new recipes and examples where you can learn how to set up a Tracetest instance. We’ll also talk about community contributions and the awesome input we got regarding documentation and onboarding.

But, the star of this month’s community call is the Kubeshop Hackathon that took place two weeks ago. We're still riding the hype from the first-ever Kubeshop Hackathon! We can't wait to show you what we came up with.

Community Call

Community Call - Tracetest turns 1 on Apr 26!

April 26, 2023
12
:
p.m.
EST
April 2023

This birthday call covers:

- updates from the latest v0.11.5 release which revolve around error tracking for tests when polling for traces and a brand new event log for tracking test progress and logs.

- examples where you can learn how to set up a Tracetest instance with your favorite programming language and framework.

- community contributions and massive updates from KubeConEU including ideas for our roadmap.

But, the star of this month’s community call is KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Amsterdam.

Conference

See You at KubeCon EU 2023

April 18, 2023
:
BOOTH SU60

Visit Tracetest at KubeCon EU 2023 in Amsterdam this year to learn about trace-based testing and how Tracetest will help you with observability.

Community Call

Tracetest Community Call

March 29, 2023
:
March 2023

The Tracetest team will be sharing updates from the v0.11 release. The star of this month’s community call is the new configuration overhaul! With the latest configuration updates, addition of resources, and CLI overhaul, configuring and managing Tracetest has become simpler than ever. You’ll see a hands-on demo and learn how to set up every part of your Tracetest instance in no time at all!We’ll also talk about community contributions and updates to integrations. You now have access to new guides for integrating Tracetest with Testkube, k6, and Keptn, including a 45-minute workshop collaboration with our friends from the Testkube team.

Conference

Testing Microservices w/Trace-based Testing, in Portuguese!

March 23, 2023
:
Developer's Conference 2023 - Brazil

Devs Matheus and Daniel talk about testing microservices with trace-based testing.

Arquiteturas distribuídas envolvendo vários microserviços são complexas por natureza. E testar uma operação que envolve multiplos serviços demanda muito esforço. Principalmente para identificar a razão da falha do teste.

Nessa palestra, vamos mostrar como é possível utilizar ferramentas open-source para testar o funcionamento de todos os serviços envolvidos utilizando os dados de telemetria emitidos pelos microserviços.


Workshop

Trace-based testing in Kubernetes with Testkube + Tracetest

March 22, 2023
1
:
p.m.
ET
Integration Demo

By using the Testkube Tracetest Executor you can unlock Testkube's capacity in conjunction with Tracetest, and leverage the work you have already done to instrument your services. Join the Testkube and Tracetest team to learn how to run trace-based testing in Kubernetes!

Community Call

Tracetest Community Call

February 22, 2023
12
:
p.m.
ET
February 2023

The Tracetest team will be sharing updates from the latest v0.9.6 release.

It includes new features for running test suites and ad-hoc tests. We’ll demo how to chain tests into transactions, but also how to run ad-hoc tests with variables.We’ll talk about community contributions and new integrations with tools in the Observability community. We have new integrations with Testkube, k6, and Keptn, with two more in the pipeline.

Conference

Observability-driven development with OpenTelemetry

February 9, 2023
:
FOSDEM 2023

With tracing you get a map of everything which makes your whole system easier to understand. I want to showcase traditional test-driven development vs the new observability-driven development with Tracetest and OpenTelemetry. With observability-driven development, you can improve your traces by using trace-based testing to enrich integration tests. No more black boxes when running integration tests. You'll know exactly what's happening in each microservice. You'll also be able to add test specs and assertions for every step the transaction takes through your distributed system.

Community Call

Integrating k6 and Tracetest

February 3, 2023
12
:
p.m.
ET
k6 Office Hours #77

Tracetest enables trace-based testing with assertions at any point within a request transaction. Using the xk6-tracetest extension, your k6 tests can launch deep testing by unlocking the power of OpenTelemetry.

Join us as Developer Advocates Nicole and der Hoeven and Paul Balogh are joined by founder Ken Hamric and software engineer Oscar Reyes from Tracetest.

Community Call

Keptn Community & Developer Meeting

February 1, 2023
:
Keptn US/EMEA Community Feb 1, 2023

The Tracetest team joined the Keptn community meeting to talk about the Keptn integration with Tracetest.

Livestream

Testing with Traces

January 31, 2023
:
Slight Reliability Episode 41

In this episode we speak to Ken Hamric about distributed tracing, leveraging tracing for better testing, and observability driven development.

Community Call

Tracetest Community Call

January 25, 2023
12
:
p.m.
ET
January 2023

The Tracetest team will be sharing the latest v0.9 release. It includes a new installation experience and flow, making it easier than ever to configure where to install Tracetest (Docker Compose or Kubernetes), as well as how to connect your trace data store. Now it’s done "post install" via the user interface, or, with experienced users, via our CLI.

Webinar

End-To-End Tests With OpenTelemetry and Tracetest

December 22, 2022
:
SMC Podcast with Scott Moore

Tracetest is a tool that allows you to quickly create end-to-end tests via a simple User Interface. It is the first visual tool that allows users to build and run integration and E2E tests against any system that is instrumented with OpenTelemetry.

Community Call

Transactions and Environments

November 30, 2022
12
:
p.m.
ET
Tracetest v0.8 Release

The Tracetest team will be sharing the latest v0.8 release. It includes creating separate environments for your tests including set environment variables that propagate within the environment. But, even more impressive this release includes transactions, making it possible to chain tests to run in sequence. You can then assign outputs to variables and use them later in the transaction in other tests.

Conference

How Testability Drives Observability

October 8, 2022
:
The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit

So you have OpenTelemetry tracing working, but how good is the data contained in the traces? Have you ever had a production issue, looked at the trace and thought “I still can’t tell what is going on!”. We need QA for our Traces… or at least a process that drives them to improve over time. Trace-based testing is a technique that is becoming popular to test systems at an integration or end-to-end level by applying assertions against the data contained in an OpenTelemetry (OTel) trace.

Community Call

Installation & Workflow Updates

October 6, 2022
:
Tracetest v0.7 Release

The Tracetest team will be sharing the latest v.07 release - which enables developers to implement observabilty-driven development using the Triple T concept - Trigger Trace and Test. The installation process has also been improved and simplified with just two lines.

Livestream

Introduction to Tracetest with Ken Hamric

September 19, 2022
:
Is It Observable with Henrik Rexed

In this video we present Tracetest, a Testing solution allowing you to build tests out of your OpenTelemtry Traces.

Livestream

Improve Developer Experience for Instrumented Applications

September 8, 2022
:
Local Development with Tracetest

Oscar from the Tracetest team shares how to easily integrate and use Tracetest in your local environment when developing an instrumented application.He’ll walk you through how to add Tracetest your application, whether you’re building it from scratch or implementing on an existing project.

Community Call

Tracetest E2E Tests Powered by OpenTelemetry

July 27, 2022
12
:
p.m.
ET
Tracetest v0.6 Release

Tracetest is an open source tool that allows users to build deep integration tests using OpenTelemetry traces. Whether you’re extremely technical or just getting started, you can increase your test coverage easily and quickly.

Livestream

Introduction to Tracetest

June 24, 2022
8
:
30
a.m.
ET

Founder Ken and Engineers Matheus & Oscar will share how and why we built Tracetest, show off some of the key features, and demonstrate how you can get started with testing.