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DevToolsDigest: Issue #219

This week's digest includes news and resources from the Data Cloud Alliance, LaunchDarkly, NetApp, Airbyte, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Google, Databricks, Fivetran, Redis and Others Launch the Data Cloud Alliance

    Founded by Google Cloud, Accenture, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst, the group’s mission is to “make data more portable and accessible across disparate business systems, platforms, and environments—with a goal of ensuring that access to data is never a barrier to digital transformation.”

    Atlassian's Jira Outage Enters Week Two as the Company Slowly Recovers

    Atlassian’s Jira outage, first noticed last week, is somehow still affecting hundreds of the company’s customers and potentially thousands of developers around the world. The incident also took out Confluence and Opsgenie, two Atlassian products that customers use to manage their own internal incident response systems.

    Industry Research

    The Curse of Systems Thinkers (Part 1)

    Predictability is great. It allows engineers working on projects to expect that when they're asked to do something, whatever that something is will be reasonably well defined, the timeframe for doing it well-understood, and the end result can't be signed off until X Y and Z is done.

    Diary of a First-Time On-Call Engineer

    There is a clear business need for having engineers on call. Developing skills that drive business value not only will help engineers in their current role, but can prepare them for any role or level they may want in the future.

    Developer Venture News

    NetApp Acquires Instaclustr to Deliver Open Source Databases as a Service

    Companies producing software are becoming ever more reliant on open source databases to build their programs, but it’s complex working with all these different products. Instaclustr wanted to change that by offering popular open source databases delivered as a service.

    Airbyte Acquires Grouparoo to Accelerate Data Movement

    Airbyte, the well-funded open source data integration platform announced that it has acquired Grouparoo, an open source startup that focuses on helping businesses sync data between their data warehouses and cloud-based tools.

    From Heavybit

    Next Thu: Mapping the Startup Ecosystem Fireside with Elle Morrill & Andy Sparks

    The tech community isn't a monolith, it's actually a heterogenous chain of loosely connected islands of people and ideas. 

    Join us next Thu Apr 21 for a special Heavybit Fireside: Elle Morrill will be sitting down with her former Mattermark Co-Founder Andy Sparks to de-mystify how the startup ecosystem works, who's involved, and what they do, want, and need.