This post was written by Andy Powell, Partner Solutions Architect. For developers, tracing and instrumenting code is one of the most valuable tools when debugging code. When you are developing locally, you can use local debugging and profiling tools, but when you deploy an application to the cloud, the task is more challenging. In this blog post, we will look at a new way to instrument your application using AWS X-Ray without adding tracing code to your business logic. AWS X-Ray Released to the public earlier this year, AWS X-Ray provides a mechanism for developers to instrument and trace their code while running on AWS.