DevToolsDigest: Issue #229
This week's digest includes news and resources from GitLab, HashiCorp, Netlify, Pitchbook, and more.
Subscribe to the DevToolsDigest
Heavybit's DevToolsDigest is a weekly curated selection of the best resources, product updates, jobs, and discussions in the developer tools industry.
The Week in Developer Tools
When GitLab co-founder Dmitriy Zaporozhets decided he wanted to work on software for running his (and your) version control server, he also came from a PHP background. Dmitry's choice may have been prescient or fortuitous, but it has served GitLab extremely well, in part because David succeeded in achieving his goals for Rails: approachability with good architecture.
Can you believe it’s been almost three years since the global pandemic had totally shaken up the way we work? The demand for innovation and collaboration improvements for remote teams (and dev teams in particular) is probably one of the strongest trends we can currently observe in the industry.
When Mitchell Hashimoto released Vagrant in 2009, HashiCorp’s first open source tool, it didn’t have much traction initially. Once he started speaking at events and conferences, blogging, responding to community questions, and being more active online, he saw the download numbers start to take off.
For as long as we’ve had computers, we’ve had to make them work together, even when they’re sold by different providers. While a brand new “cloud-native” implementation can in theory be the best option in many instances, many companies running pre-cloud technology want to keep getting value out of older systems while also modernizing them.
Developer Venture News
As part of its new Jamstack Innovation Fund, cloud computing and web hosting service Netlify is betting on 10 up-and-coming technology startups to the tune of a $100,000 investment per startup (a total of $1 million). But what do these companies bring to the Jamstack ecosystem and the developers who use it?
While deal count remained strong, when compared with the highs of 2021, deal value declined significantly across all stages. The mega-deals that defined 2021 slowed in the first half of 2022 as investors took a more cautious approach.
In episode 3 of Getting There, Nora Jones and Niall Murphy unpack the Roblox outage of October 2021. Together they review the incident report, discuss the contributing factors and the users affected, and examine the attributes of Roblox’s business model that led to this 73-hour outage.
In episode 29 of The Kubelist Podcast, Marc and Benjie speak with Yevgeny Pats, CEO & Co-Founder of CloudQuery. They unpack Yevgeny’s career journey, the security and compliance space, and the open source CloudQuery project and its use cases.