Manual instrumentation allows programmatic creation of traces to send to Datadog. This is useful for tracing in-house code not captured by automatic instrumentation, as well as for providing deeper visibility and context into spans, including adding any desired span tags.
Before instrumenting your application, review Datadog’s APM Terminology and familiarize yourself with the core concepts of Datadog APM.
If you’re already using OpenTracing click here for configuration instructions.
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