July 18, 2016
Dev Tools Digest – July 18 Francisco Fisher
In this week’s Dev Tools Digest, hear how Rainforest QA grew from the ground up to become a successful SaaS company. Citus Data makes its cloud platform available for all, and CircleCI recaps its latest features and updates. Heavybit launches a new podcast to help you refine and launch your new product.
DevGuild: Developer Product Design
Developer products are tough to build. You need to think deeply about how you deploy, configure, scale, support and manage your product, all while delivering an elegant experience.
If you’re a dev company founder or designing a developer tool, join Heavybit on Jul 27 for a half-day event on onboarding, API design and developer experience. Register today!
All Aboard the Cloud
Citus Data takes Citus Cloud, its production-ready data monitoring service based in AWS, into general availability. An integrated dashboard allows users to see metrics such as disk i/o and usage, as well as performance updates for their systems. Learn more about the ways Citus securely monitors your data in the cloud here.
The team at CircleCI has a quarterly post highlighting the features they’ve shipped in the past three months. User-driven features and updates include Bitbucket integration, improved email UI and alerts, as well as SSH functionality for OS X builds. You can view or join the discussion between CircleCI and its users here.
Success in SaaS
Rainforest QA CEO Fred Stevens-Smith outlines how his company has grown and evolved into a successful SaaS startup, during a recent SaaStr Podcast episode. Topics include finding the right pricing model, building a sales team, and the challenges of going upstream with a new product.
New From Heavybit
Iron.io’s VP of Marketing Kris Bondi shows you how to kickstart your demand generation with the right lead criteria and engagement. You’ll find this and more from her Speaker Series presentation, Jump Starting Your Demand Generation.
There’s a new Heavybit podcast in town. Check out Practical Product, a series featuring Rimas Silkaitis, Director of Product Management for Data at Heroku, and Craig Kerstiens, Head of Cloud at Citus Data, as they discuss how to define the right product to build and how to execute a successful launch.
For more developer-based news and content, check back with the Heavybit blog, or browse Heavybit’s Library for in-depth talks from industry leaders on how to grow your company. Is there some news, events or developer related content you’d like to see on the next Heavybit Dev Tools Digest? Contact us, we’d love to hear from you.