July 15, 2014
The First Million is Always the Hardest
According to Accompli CEO and former Redpoint Ventures EIR Javier Soltero, no phrase has motivated him more than an investor saying aloud, "...
The latest Dev Tools Digest includes an app announcement for PagerDuty and Splunk integration. Also included is news of a role restructuring at the Docker team, as well as a community awards segment added to the Gradle Summit.
Gradle adds a new component to the upcoming Gradle Summit that will recognize its outstanding users and community members by awarding prizes and trophies. A Gradle blog post this week describes the Gradle Awards, a segment of the Summit that will cover several honors such as “Most valued Gradle plugin” and “Most prolific contributor.” Nominees have yet to be announced.
How important is it for a company to have a mission statement and set values? For the folks at Keen IO, the focus on company culture has played a key role since the beginning, as described in a recent post. Keen’s mission is to “turn explorers into discoverers,” with core values that include continuous learning, personal agency, honesty and empathy.
For more on setting a company culture and values, check out the Heavybit Library for Bessemer Venture Partners‘ Tiffany Spencer on “Getting to a Messaging Framework and Value Prop.”
Docker makes an announcement regarding the restructuring of their management. “To keep pace with our accelerated growth, we’ve decided to re-code our organization to better align with our vision and growth plans for Docker,” writes CEO Ben Golub. New roles include Scott Johnston as COO, with two EVPs, Marianna Tessel in Strategic Development and Marc Verstaen in Product Development.
PagerDuty launches an app for Splunk Enterprise, combining PagerDuty’s incident resolution function with Splunk’s data monitoring and analysis service. In a post this week, a description of the new app includes easy access to tailor-made alerts for specific groups. For more details about Splunk integration, check out a video post from PagerDuty.
Treasure Data publishes its research in a post that covers offered salaries and sought-after skills from a sample of job listings for “data engineer” and “data architect” on LinkedIn and Glassdoor. Top skills include knowledge of Python and Hadoop. The top skill listed, however, was SQL, a language that “is not dead” according to a Treasure Data post. The author cites easy readability and fast access to data as some of the attributes that have kept SQL on top of desired developer skills.
The latest from the podcast series Don’t Make Me Code brings hosts Steve Boak, CPO of Opsee, andConvox CEO David Dollar together with Keen IO product designer Dustin Larimer. This week’s topic is affordances, the cues or attributes that inform how a system works, specific to developers.
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