DevToolsDigest: Issue #212
This week's digest includes news and resources from Netlify, Timescale, Hasura, and more.
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The Week in Developer Tools
With Netlify Graph, developers can start using APIs without spending time writing undifferentiated glue code, learning every API's unique structure, or composing endless amounts of endpoints to get data from various APIs into your app. Netlify Graph is in public beta and available globally.
"When I was building, I knew I wanted these things: free or dirt cheap to start, it should automatically and infinitely scale, and it should be low/no code whenever possible. I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I'd rather focus on the business problem my SaaS is trying to solve."
Developer Experience is about creating an environment in which a developer can do their best work. DX allows developers to be more effective, by making the good thing the easy thing – in areas such as testing, security and observability this is increasingly important.
Developer Venture News
In the past two years, Timescale has seen 7x community growth and 20x revenue growth, with over 500 paying customers and tens of thousands of other organizations using TimescaleDB in the community today. With this funding, Timescale is now valued at over $1 billion, and combined with earlier rounds, has raised over $180 million to fuel its growth.
Hasura open-sourced its software in July 2018, and since then, the startup says that tens of thousands of developers have used it to make billions of API calls. Hasura provides services on top of the freely available project, with a customer base that has grown to include Airbus, Netlify, Atlassian, and Walmart.
In this DevGuild: Developer-First Go-To-Market panel, leaders from Figma, Netlify, Apollo GraphQL, and Avo share hard won lessons from their time building repeatable revenue machines and what they would do differently today if they had to build an early go-to-market organization from scratch.