Do you capture and utilizing distributed traces tied to your test results?

How many people are capturing traces tied to their automated test runs so they can utilize the data to help diagnosis issues quicker?

Wrote a TheNewStack article about the benefits that capturing a trace provides. Would love to hear thoughts about the article or other ways you are leveraging observability data to enhance your automated tests.


We don’t have a lot of free space on our machines. Traces can quickly fill a server. So we only turn them on when we are investigating a particular issue.

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Do you have the ability to turn on trace capture in your CI/CD environments?

We don’t have CI/CD. I’m working with antiquated software and the matching devs :wink:
We have test environments with nightly deployment. There we can turn on and configure all the logs and traces we need.