DevToolsDigest: Issue #227
This week's digest includes news and resources from Sanity, Neon, DataStax, and more.
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The Week in Developer Tools
Sanity Studio has gotten a major upgrade to the developer experience. It's faster and easier than ever to customize however you'd like. You can get up and running quickly with an editing interface without losing momentum as custom needs arise.
Neon allows instantly branching your Postgres database to support a modern development workflow. You can create a branch for your test environments for every code deployment in your CI/CD pipeline. You can test migrations against a recent production snapshot without affecting the production.
How you ship your code to production in a way that is fast and reliable, is a question more engineers and engineering leaders should educate themselves on. The teams and companies that can do both – ship quickly / frequently and with good quality – have a big advantage over competitors who struggle with either constraint.
It's a challenging time in the world--and in the world of SaaS. Right now, 2022, the Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index is down nearly 40 percent from its peak. Since SaaS companies grew a lot during that time frame, this means multiples are down even more.
Developer Venture News
The fresh cash comes just a month after the company announced 350% year-to-year sales growth after its first quarter. DataStax will use the proceeds to accelerate development of its Astra DB multicloud database and its Astra Streaming message and event streaming service.
In this Speaker Series presentation, LaunchDarkly's Head of Ecosystem Partnerships, Doug Gould, discusses expectation setting, timing, and resourcing partnerships for startups to build the right partnerships at the right time.