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DevToolsDigest: Issue #233

This week's digest includes news and resources from Figma, the CNCF, Groundcover, Outset Capital, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Designers Worry Adobe Won’t Let Figma Flourish

    The world of creative technology was rocked last week by news that industry giant Adobe had acquired Figma, makers of a hugely popular suite of UI and UX design tools, for a whopping $20 billion. The response from designers was immediate — and for the most part, extremely negative.

    Solution Architecture: Docs-as-code

    How often have you worked on documentation that quickly becomes outdated? Once a design or document has been baselined, the documentation typically drifts from the systems it describes, deeming it a source of information you can no longer trust.

    Industry Research

    What Makes a Good Developer Tools Investor

    Investors influence every company they invest in, in ways that extend far beyond providing capital. Whether this influence is for the better or for the worse depends on several factors but chief among them is how well investors understand the company and market they’ve invested in.

    CTO Summit: Resiliency in Multi-cloud

    Despite the advantages of Multi-Cloud, companies struggle to succeed with Multi-Cloud and achieve resilience and optimal operations under all conditions. This emerging arena inspired the Linux Foundation and the CNCF to host the first-ever CTO Summit about Multi-Cloud resiliency and how to achieve it.

    Developer Venture News

    51 Top DevTools VCs

    DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, as Steve Ballmer would say. While interest in developer-focused startups has waned since last year's highs, interest in the sector is still going strong. Here are 51 early-stage VCs focused on the space.

    Groundcover Lands $20M to Help Companies Monitor App Performance

    Groundcover, a performance monitoring platform for cloud apps, announced that it raised $20 million in a Series A. The Groundcover platform, which has been in development for over a year, uses a technology called eBPF (Extended Berkeley Packet Filter) to provide observability — allowing it to trace events across networks, infrastructure, services and apps. 

    From the Heavybit Library

    Thought Leadership for Technical Founders

    In this article, Draft.dev founder Karl Hughes shares with founders the who, what, why, and how of creating thought leadership content, which can build credibility, humanize your company, and engage technical prospects with one of their favorite topics: solving complex problems in creative ways.

    Product-Led Content Strategy That Developers Love and Act On

    A content strategy can be one of the most powerful tools in the early stage founder’s toolkit. In this session, Atlassian's Product Marketing Senior Team Lead discusses taking your first steps in creating and executing on an effective content strategy that targets developers and technical buyers.