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DevToolsDigest: Issue #240

This week's digest includes news and resources from Retool, Twitter, Docker, Protocol, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    AWS re:Invent 2022: The Latest Updates, News, and More

    It's been a bumper week so far, with keynotes from AWS CEO Adam Selipsky and Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of AWS Data and Machine Learning covering literally the entire globe, and out into space too.

    Automate Business Logic with Retool Workflows

    Launching Retool Workflows: a fast way for developers to build automated processes—like cron jobs, custom alerts, and ETL tasks—and trigger them on event-based or recurring schedules. Retool Workflows is the first developer-focused workflow automation tool.

    Industry Research

    Why Twitter Didn’t Go Down: From a Real Twitter SRE

    Twitter supposedly lost around 80% of its work force. What ever the real number is, there are whole teams with out engineers on it now. Yet, the website goes on and the tweets keep coming. This left a lot wondering what exactly was going on with all those engineers and made it seem like it was all just bloat.

    Docker: The Phoenix Saga

    Docker is like a phoenix. A couple years ago, many people counted them out. But one look under the hood and you find an N-of-1 presence in over 20 million software engineers' workflows that cost only a fraction of the value it provides. 

    Developer Venture News

    Protocol, a Website Focused on Tech, is Shutting Down

    Protocol, which covers tech-related news from streaming and artificial intelligence to gaming and electric vehicles, never gained traction. The site faced massive headwinds, launching during the global pandemic, a time when advertising budgets were squeezed and spending was curtailed, which led to job cuts.

    SaaS Startups that Ignored VC Advice to Cut Sales and Marketing were Better Off This Year

    Venture-backed startups have had to make myriad spending cuts this year in an attempt to either live up to a high valuation, minimize their burn rate or both. But new data from fintech Capchase shows that many startups — especially venture-backed ones — seem to be getting the wrong advice concerning where to downsize.

    From the Heavybit Community

    Recap of DevGuild: Incident Response 2022

    We had a great time at DevGuild: Incident Response and learned a lot from some amazing speakers that shared their experiences from Spotify, Zendesk, Salesforce, Honeycomb, Snyk, and more. Couldn't make it? Check out DevGuild co-host and Metrist co-founder Jeff Marten's recap post. 

    The Kubelist Podcast Ep. #33: Tailscale with Avery Pennarun

    In episode 33 of The Kubelist Podcast, Marc and Benjie speak with Avery Pennarun of Tailscale. This conversation explores VPNs, mesh-overlay networks, Tailscale’s use cases, the relationship between scaling and architecture, and unparalleled lessons from Avery’s 20+ years in development.