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DevToolsDigest: Issue #287

This week's digest includes news and resources from Stack Overflow, Scale, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Stack Overflow and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring Generative AI to Millions of Developers

    Through the partnership, Stack Overflow will work with Google Cloud to bring new AI-powered features to its widely adopted developer knowledge platform. Google Cloud will integrate Gemini for Google Cloud with Stack Overflow, helping to surface important knowledge base information and coding assistance capabilities to developers.

    Don't Get Into the UX Business

    When you’re selling B2B software, you’re selling to businesses and employees that may have conflicting incentives. When a solution is good for the business but bad for employees, they will sabotage your sales and slow your growth. Selling better UX suffers from this problem.

    Industry Research

    Beyond Autocomplete: AI-enabled Tools are Changing What It Means to be a Developer

    A sense of existential dread seems to be creeping up on professionals across every other industry, but for now, the engineers actually seem to be reveling in their ability to automate themselves away. After all, actually insinuating that AI will catalyze the imminent extinction of their entire profession is a bit melodramatic of us, and devs seem to understand this.

    How Startups Beat Incumbents

    If you’ve ever worked at a big company, you know that while it may seem incumbents have everything, it often isn't the case. Big companies are rarely well-oiled innovation machines, and it certainly doesn’t feel like you’re constantly outpacing the competition. When we analyze how incumbents are vulnerable, we uncover opportunities that startups can exploit to win.

    Developer Venture News

    Breaking Down The Reddit IPO

    Last week, Reddit filed their S-1 to go public. At least 10% of their revenue - about $60m - comes from selling data to train Large Language Models. Reddit’s data sales revenue will likely be much more than 10% by the end of the year. What if the revenue from data sales dwarfs the revenue from ads?