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Dev Tools Digest – June 13 Francisco Fisher

Gradle announces a new feature, Uber releases its RUSH API to the public, and presenters recap Write the Docs and Cloud Expo 2016 in this week’s Dev Tools Digest.


In Touch With Your Inner Daemon

While those in the know may already be using it, Gradle releases a new feature for its 3.0 M1 release that will enable the Gradle Daemon by default. This daemon is a background process that tracks and reports build information to make build times faster, according to this post on the Gradle blog. All users will now automatically use the Gradle Daemon unless they opt out.


An API Delivered

In a statement published by Uber, the company has announced the launch of its UberRUSH API to the public. The beta had been in use by partner companies since January, but last week the API was released for anyone who wants to integrate Uber’s delivery service with their business. Uber will hold RUSH API workshops in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco during the week of June 27.


Conference Recall

Ricardo Feliciano, Developer Evangelist with CircleCI, attended the Write the Docs conference in Portland and writes about his experience. Highlights included the importance of built in feedback for docs and how people read docs (as compared to, say, a book). was at the 2016 Cloud Expo held earlier this month in New York City. A recap of the event covers topics including massive content stores, validation strategies and serverless developing.


New From Heavybit

CircleCI held its Office Hours meetup at the Heavybit Clubhouse featuring CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber’s talk “Managing the Transition from Monolith to Microservices.” You can watch a video of the presentation here. The next CircleCI Office Hours will take place June 30.

The latest episode of To Be Continuous asks, “Is Bimodal IT BullshIT?” Hear about Gartner’s Bimodal IT model, Waterfall versus Agile, and dealing with technical debt through continuous delivery.


Latest Devco Jobs

Pagerduty is looking for an Enterprise Account Manager whose abilities include running live demos for a technical audience and managing a pipeline of new business opportunities.

LaunchDarkly seeks an Account Executive to be the company’s first sales hire, reporting directly to the CEO.


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