Dev Tools Digest – May 16 Francisco Fisher
This week’s Digest contains announcements from PagerDuty, Opsee and CircleCI. There’s also a Java libraries survey from Takipi and a discussion on feature flagging with microservices from LaunchDarkly.
Top Java Libraries
Takipi combs through more than 12,000 GitHub libraries to select its “Top 100 Java Libraries for 2016,” as posted to its blog. By analyzing factors such as import statements and ratings, Takipi boils down the top libraries and identifies the most popularly used names that include junit, slfj and Guava.
Feature Flagging With Microservices
LaunchDarkly’s Lead Software Engineer Patrick Kaeding lays out how he uses feature flagging for successful rollouts, particularly for microservices. “If you have a feature flag, it affects some big cross-cutting concern that would affect multiple microservices,” he says. “It’s important that you keep those feature flags values in sync.” Read more on feature flagging at LaunchDarkly here.
Announcements and Updates
PagerDuty announces the availability of its PagerDuty Services Group, a new way to help consolidate multiple monitoring tools and integrations.
As part of its CloudWatch integrations, Opsee introduces RDS health checks that incorporate multiple metrics into a single check and thresholds for connection count and memory usage.
New From Heavybit
Apiary’s Jakub Mikuláš looks at the current state of API security and the challenges that come with it. “One thing is for sure: it’s very difficult to clearly understand the implications of choosing one protocol or scheme over another.” Read the post on Heavybit’s blog.
Javier Soltero is CEO and founder of Acompli, which was sold to Microsoft as one of the most capital efficient exits in history. Check out his Heavybit Speaker Series presentation, “Capital Efficiency: Lessons From the Financial Crisis.”
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