August 15, 2016
This week in our DevToolsDigest, Gradle releases Gradle 3.0, Serverless talks about the future of the Serverless framework, Convox dives into the new AWS ALB service, and more.
Gradle announced the release of Gradle 3.0, with a serious focus on performance. The Gradle Daemon is now enabled by default, which can provide up to 75% faster builds. Other improvements include better IDE support, support for the latest Java 9 EAP builds, and more. Read the full release notes on their site.
Convox on AWS ALB
Convox CTO Noah Zoschke shares his early experiences with Amazon’s new Application Load Balancer (ALB) service. tldr; ALB is a massive improvement over ELB in almost every way, and it’s cheaper for any real microservices app. Read his full writeup here.
Turn Metrics Into Decisions
Keen IO Director of Marketing, Alexa Meyer, shared an evergreen interview at Getfunnelcake.com on how product metrics inform marketing decisions. Learn what’s important to start tracking in your app, some popular tools and resources for the job, and more. Read the full post here.
Florian Motlik, CTO of Serverless, sat down with Forrest Brazeal to talk about serverless architectures and the future of the Serverless framework. Learn how the Serverless project got started, where it stands today, and where it’s headed tomorrow
in the full interview. Ed. Note: This post is no longer available. To learn hear more from Florian on serverless architectures, see his Serverlessconf 2016 talk on the topic.
Heavybit member Stripe released version 1.4 of their iOS Dashboard app with new features to allow for partial refunds, more metrics, and better search. Download the app from the iOS App Store today.
New From Heavybit
In episode 23 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss how you should use the principles of Continuous Delivery to find product/market fit for your startup, tool, or service.
Don’t Make Me Code released episode 11, featuring guest Liz Bennett of Loggly. In the episode, the group discusses the benefits of Dogfooding as well as the unique pitfalls of using your own product to build itself.
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