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Dev Tools Digest – Apr. 1 – 7 Francisco Fisher

This week’s Dev Tools Digest features announcements from CircleCI, GitHub and PagerDuty. Keen IO highlights presentations from DataEngConf and Treasure Data has an upcoming webinar on metrics and monetization on the way.

Keen on Data Analytics

DataEngConf wrapped up in San Francisco on Friday and featured speakers from dev companies including Keen IO. A recent post on the Keen blog picked the most anticipated talks including Josh Wills, Director of Data Engineering at Slack, who presented on interdependent functions of data engineering and data science. Airbnb’s Elena Grewal described using data science to improve team diversity, and Saurabh Bajaj of Lyft covered how to run simulations at scale. Finally, Peter Nachbaur, Keen IO Platform Architect, showed how Keen IO has built its custom query engine to unify real-time and historical analytics at scale.


Great Wide Open Source

This week CircleCI announces a move to make its documentation open source for newbies and veterans alike. “Whether you are documenting code, a website or an API, clear and concise documentation is key for developers to get full value from what you’re offering,” writes Developer Evangelist Ricardo Feliciano in a blog post. CircleCI’s reference materials will be hosted on GitHub. Feliciano will be at Write the Docs North America 2016 to talk about improving documentation for his and other developer companies.

GitHub introduces DGit, an updated cluster repository storage system that aims to prevent repository downtime caused by server failures and handle higher amounts of traffic with a lower CPU load. The rollout will be gradual, with 58% of repositories having had become part of DGit when the post was published earlier this week.


Making Connections with Metrics

The collaboration between Microsoft Azure and PagerDuty gives its users more data insights this week with an announcement of new integration features. Updates listed in the post include: Azure applications insights alerts, autoscale notifications and audit log events.

According to a recent postTreasure Data will focus on using analytics to both improve user experience and monetize a product, in an upcoming webinar with Grindr CTO Lukas Silwka, scheduled for April 15. The talk will be centered on how Silwka’s team handled rapid growth with a small DevOps team and used Treasure Date to manage the company’s analytics while quickly scaling up.


New From Heavybit

LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh and CircleCI’s Paul Biggar return to host this week’s To Be Continuous. They are joined by Outlier.ai CEO Sean Byrnes and Nadia Eghbal to discuss the potential economics of open-source development.

Heavybit held a “fireside chat” Q&A with Greylock Partner Jerry Chen, and Docker’s SVP of EngineeringMarianna Tessel. Topics covered include the needs of new users, how to scale teams for enterprise customers and tackling the challenges of building an enterprise roadmap. The recording is available in theHeavybit Library.


For more developer-based news and content, check back with the Heavybit blog, or browse Heavybit’s Library for in-depth talks from industry leaders on how to grow your company. Is there some news, events or developer-related content you’d like to see on the next Heavybit Dev Tools Digest? Contact us, we’d love to hear from you. 

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