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Zipkin is a distributed tracing system that helps us gather timing data for all the disparate services at Twitter.

Full documentation

See http://twitter.github.com/zipkin

Quick start

You'll need Scala 2.9.1

Clone the repo, git clone git://github.com/twitter/zipkin, or download a release

To run a collector daemon: bin/collector

To run a query daemon: bin/query

To run a UI daemon: bin/web

For a more in-depth installation guide, see: http://twitter.github.com/zipkin/install.html

Get involved

Check out the #zipkin IRC channel on chat.freenode.com to see if any developers are there for questions or live debugging tips. Otherwise, there are two mailing lists you can use to get in touch with other users and developers.

Users: https://groups.google.com/group/zipkin-user

Developers: https://groups.google.com/group/zipkin-dev

Issues

Noticed a bug? https://github.com/twitter/zipkin/issues

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md for guidelines.

Areas where we'd love to see contributions:

  • adding tracing to more libraries and protocols
  • interesting reports generated with Hadoop from the trace data
  • extending collector to support more transports and storage systems
  • trace data visualizations in the web UI

Versioning

We use SemVer style versioning.

Authors

Thanks to everyone below for making Zipkin happen!

Zipkin server

Zipkin UI

Instrumentation

License

Copyright 2012 Twitter, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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