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DevToolsDigest: Issue #230

This week's digest includes news and resources from Google, Slack, Retool, Stripe, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Carbon, a New Programming Language from Google, Aims to Be C++ Successor

    While Carbon has many of the same goals as Rust, such as helping developers to create “performance-critical software,” Carbon is also intended to be fully interoperable with existing C++ code. Additionally, the goal is to make migrating from C++ to Carbon as easy as possible, if desired.

    Slack is Increasing Its Prices and Making Big Changes to Its Free Plan

    Slack is putting its prices up in September, alongside some big changes to its free plan. It’s the first price increase since Slack launched in 2014. On September 1st, monthly Pro subscriptions will increase from $8 to $8.75 per user per month, and annual Pro subscriptions will increase from $6.67 to $7.25 per user per month.

    Industry Research

    Technical Writing for Developers

    The way we write about and around code is arguably as important as the code itself. As we aim to write more and better code, the way we write and communicate in everyday language becomes more and more important… and perhaps even overlooked.

    State of Internal Tools 2022

    Every company builds internal tools like admin panels, dashboards, and custom apps to help teams get work done faster. But the details—time spent, the frameworks and languages used, or even how success is measured—can vary wildly between companies (and even teams within the same organization).

    Developer Venture News

    Stripe Reportedly Lowers Internal Valuation

    Payments company Stripe slashed its internal valuation of its shares by 28%. Stripe isn’t the first company to lower its own valuation this year. Instacart cut its own valuation from $39 billion to $24 billion in March. The move came as tech stocks were hammered in the public markets.

    Stripe’s New and Lower Internal Valuation, Explained

    Given the company’s size and its status as one of the most richly valued startups in history, the payments giant carries significant weight in the private markets. It’s worth taking the time to make sense of this internal valuation cut, especially to understand if the move is as bearish as the big numbers might lead some to believe.

    From Heavybit

    Next Thu: Product-Led Content Strategy w/ Atlassian's Alex Zhitnitsky

    A content strategy can be one of the most powerful tools in the early stage founder’s toolkit, but it can also be a time suck and fall flat when approached the wrong way. Next Thu July 28, Atlassian Product Marketing Senior Team Lead, Alex Zhitnitsky, will talk about taking your first steps in creating and executing on an effective content strategy that targets developers and technical buyers.