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DevToolsDigest: Issue #216

This week's digest includes news and resources from Retool, Weaveworks, Okta, RapidAPI, and more.

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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

    Gotchas with Git and the GitHub API

    Because Git and GitHub are so ingrained in our everyday workflows, they seem deceptively well-understood. However, you may hit several 'gotchas' that can cause bugs and slow performance. In this post, Retool shares the lessons they learned that can help you sidestep the same problems when working with Git and the GitHub API.

    Weaveworks Brings Policy-as-Code to GitOps for K8s

    Weaveworks COO Steve George says that as application development continues to evolve, it’s apparent that CD is becoming a separate DevOps discipline that stands apart from continuous integration (CI) platforms used by developers to manage the application build process.

    Industry Research

    Cloud Providers’ Default Retention Policies are Not Enough: You Better Back Your SaaS Up

    While the shift to the cloud is well underway, many companies aren’t paying attention to a critical aspect of this growth: the dramatic increase in data generated by SaaS that is not adequately protected. This exposure can put companies at greater risk for ransomware attacks, breaches, compliance woes and much more.

    Okta Hack Puts Thousands of Businesses on High Alert

    Okta, an authentication company used by thousands of organizations around the world, has now confirmed an attacker had access to one of its employees’ laptops for five days in January 2022 and that around 2.5 percent of its customers may have been affected — but maintains its service “has not been breached and remains fully operational.”

    Developer Venture News

    API Marketplace RapidAPI Nabs $150M to Help Companies Bridge the Developer Gap

    API discovery and management platform RapidAPI has raised $150 million in a series D round of funding. For businesses such as Cisco, Exxon, and SAP, RapidAPI helps developer teams find the right APIs for their use-case, connect to those APIs, and then test and monitor those APIs to ensure that they remain robust and secure.

    From Heavybit

    You’re Targeting Developers? So Is Everyone Else. Here’s How to Do Segmentation Better.

    Caroline Lewko is an accomplished visionary and entrepreneur who has spent over two decades helping develop groundbreaking technology and nurturing community connections and innovation. In this post, Caroline shares an excerpt from her book, co-written with James Parton, Developer Relations: How to Build and Grow a Successful Developer Program.