The Long Tail: Tools To Investigate High Long Tail Latency

Figuring out what's causing slow requests or ops can be tricky. Tom Wilkie shares the tools he used to investigate high long tail latency.

Of Metrics And Middleware

The topic of how the services in Weave Cloud are instrumented came up in two discussions this week, so I thought I’d write a short blog post explaining all the moving parts. Instrumenting Requests For all services in Weave Cloud, we...

Turtles All The Way Down: Http Over Grpc

I recently introduced a new mechanism for AuthFE (out authenticating reverse-proxy frontend for Weave Cloud) to forward requests to downstream services: HTTP over gRPC. This blog post covers why on earth I did this, and why you might want...