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DevToolsDigest: Issue #224

This week's digest includes news and resources from Sanity, Open Sauced, Orbit, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Web Developers: A Headless CMS Won’t Solve Your Problems. Structured Content Will.

    Whether your CMS is headless or not, the big question you should be answering is really about whether the system lets you structure your content in a way that makes sense for your business goals, user journeys, and technical stack. On May 24-25, Sanity.io is hosting Structured Content 2022. Use code HEAVYBIT50 for 50% off tickets.

    Megan Sullivan: My Reading List for Developer Educators

    One of the best ways to deeply learn a subject is by teaching it to others. But being a good teacher is about more than just brain-dumping everything you know about a topic. How can you make sure you're teaching in a way that's actually helping people learn?

    Industry Research

    The Secret Sauce: Making Money on Open Source w/ Feross Aboukhadijeh

    Open source is always better with contributors, but most projects are clueless about how to sustain themselves financially. In this first episode of The Secret Sauce, Brian Douglas chats with Feross Aboukhadijeh about how he discovered a path.

    Unfinished Business with Postgres

    Heroku has had a lot of discussion over the past weeks about its demise, whether it was a success or failure, and the current state. Much of this was prompted by the recent, and on-going security incident, but as others have pointed out the product has been frozen in time for some years now.

    Developer Venture News

    Orbit + Hoopy: Writing the Future of DevRel

    Now is DevRel’s time to shine. More people than ever understand the importance of community and building network effects around software (and products more broadly). Orbit has acquired Hoopy. Matthew Revell and team, along with DevRelCon and DeveloperRelations.com are joining Orbit.

    From Heavybit

    DevRel 101: A Getting Started Guide for Early Teams

    Alyss Noland is Director, Product Marketing at GitHub, where she’s focused on helping engineering teams find success through development metrics and developer-focused research. In this post, she highlights her top “getting started” DevRel posts from her curated list of over 100 resources for early-stage teams, and why she thinks they’re important to setting you on the right path.