Lightrun launches free debugger for developer-native observability
Lightrun Cloud gives Java community the power of “shift left” observability into running production code, simplifying debugging with a simple IDE plugin and native CLI
Continuous debugging and observability company Lightrun has announced a free and self-service version of its debugging solution for developers. Lightrun Cloud can help developers get up and running in roughly five minutes, claiming it is the easiest and most powerful debugger available.“Distributed frameworks are the cornerstone of the most interesting cloud-native development use cases today, but all of these frameworks also carry their own complexities and opportunities for user error,” explained Ilan Peleg, co-founder and CEO of Lightrun. “Lightrun Cloud is a free SaaS offering that gives developers the easiest way to isolate bugs in running production systems -- everything from logic bugs based on developer error, to system-related bugs based on cluster deployment and configuration. These are the types of bugs that are extremely difficult to find, but increasingly common while orchestrating these complex distributed systems.”
Organizations and development teams that have adopted Lightrun generally use Docker and Kubernetes, Spring Boot, Tomcat, Jetty, microservices frameworks like MicroProfile and Quarkus, and frameworks in big data and stream processing like Apache Spark and Apache Flink.Lightrun is based in Tel Aviv and was founded in 2019 by Peleg and Leonid Blouvshein, who serves as its CTO. It is developing an infrastructure that helps developers insert read-only code into production environments in real-time, creating ‘shift left’ observability. Its customers include Taboola, Sisense, and more. The company has raised a total of $4 million in Seed.