Observability is a key aspect of every platform engineering strategy, but it remains very difficult to create and maintain the observability-specific parts of an Internal Developer Platform.
This talk will look at three fundamental aspects of observability that render useless platform tools and techniques that are effective in other areas:
- Insight: observability's unobservable goal
- Mere mortals need to see the data they're observing to be confident in their changes—which means GUIs, not text editors
- There's just a _lot_ to configure, and as-code tooling isn't sharp enough to let platform team(s) divide and conquer