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DevToolsDigest: Issue #208

This week's digest includes news and resources from JFrog, Quastor Daily, Cockroach Labs, Sysdig, and more. This is the last digest for 2021, see you again in 2022!

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Heavybit's DevToolsDigest is a weekly curated selection of the best resources, product updates, jobs, and discussions in the developer tools industry.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Log4j Log4Shell 0-Day Vulnerability: All You Need To Know

    Since December 9th, the vulnerability has been reported to be massively exploited in the wild, due to the fact that it is trivially exploitable (weaponized PoCs are available publicly) and extremely popular, and got a wide coverage on media and social networks.

    "Open source" is Not Broken

    FOSS as a system has certain fundamental freedoms at its core. These freedoms are codified for practical (and legal) purposes as FOSS licenses that ensure the same fundamental freedoms albeit in slightly different ways. 

    Industry Research

    Why LinkedIn Changed Their Tech Stack

    Steven Chuang, Qinyu Yue, Aaravind Rao and Srihari Duddukuru are engineers at LinkedIn. They published an interesting blog post on transitioning LinkedIn’s analytics stack from proprietary platforms to open source big data technologies.

    Developer Venture News

    Cockroach Labs Keeps Rolling with $278M Series F on $5B Valuation

    That’s a lot of capital, and it’s probably because the database market is growing in leaps and bounds. Company co-founder and CEO Spencer Kimball says that there has been a ton of follow-on interest in investing in the company since the January round, and that’s how this one came together so quickly after the last one.

    Sysdig Hits $2.5B Valuation as Cloud and Container Security Continues to Bring the Heat

    Sysdig provides cloud and container security for enterprises and their DevOps teams. The space has continued to see unrivaled interest as more companies move to cloud, along with adopting container strategies to build out applications—with open-source platform Kubernetes becoming the dominant way to deploy and manage those containers.

    From the Heavybit Community

    Rewatch the Talks from DevGuild: Developer-First Go-To-Market

    DevGuild: Developer-First Go-To-Market is a wrap! If you missed any sessions or just feel the urge to watch them again, you can access the recordings on Hopin for another day. 

    Memgraph with Founder and CEO Dominik Tomicevic

    Memgraph is an in-memory graph database that seeks to fill this need in a real-time fashion. It’s a performance driven solution that offers developers a mature option for managing and utilizing graph data. In this interview, they discuss implementation and adoption details of Memgraph as well as the ways machine learning engineers use it for feature engineering in real time.