DevToolsDigest: Issue #249
This week's digest includes news and resources from Docker, the FDIC, Fly.io, PostHog, and more.
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The Week in Developer Tools
Docker is Deleting Open Source Organisations: What You Need to Know
Docker sent an email to any Docker Hub user who had created an "organisation", telling them their account will be deleted if they do not upgrade to a paid team plan. The email contained a link to a PDF which was missing many important details which caused significant anxiety and additional work for open source maintainers.
Learn How to Setup a CI/CD Pipeline from Scratch
Go is becoming increasingly popular amongst developers for its ability to simplify and secure the building of modern applications. Enterprises can rely on Go to help build and scale cloud computing systems while enjoying its powerful concurrency features. Furthermore, Go offers high performance without utilizing too many resources.
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Developer Marketing for Early-Stage Startups: What We’ve Learned
Since starting PostHog in 2020, the team has learned a bunch about what does and doesn’t work when it comes to marketing to engineers. There are plenty of articles about ‘developer marketing’ out there, but most of them are either generic or focused on later stage companies.
As A User, I Don’t Want To
Task-oriented user stories lead to bad product decisions because they mix up value with cost. But they are easy to turn into inverted user stories — a tool for thinking bigger.
Reliability: It’s Not Great
"One interesting problem we have is that we’ve exploded in popularity. We’ve pushed the platform past what it was originally built to do. We’ve put a lot of work and resources into growing the platform and maturing our engineering organization. But that work has lagged growth."
Developer Venture News
FDIC Acts to Protect All Depositors of SVB
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) transferred all deposits—both insured and uninsured—and substantially all assets of the former Silicon Valley Bank to a newly created, full-service FDIC-operated ‘bridge bank’ in an action designed to protect all depositors of Silicon Valley Bank.
Our 3/13/23 Note to Heavybit Founders & CEOs: Key Banking & Cash Management Steps to Take This Week
The last few days have been nerve-wracking for everyone and we have been working closely with all active portfolio companies to ensure continuity of business. For all companies—regardless of where you are banking—there are some key actions you should take calmly, but immediately this week.