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Dev Tools Digest – May 9 Francisco Fisher

This edition of the Dev Tools Digest features developer-based surveys from, as well as the Linux Foundation and Dice. Codenvy announces new features and Heavybit welcomes a new member.

Ups and Downs of Microservices

Takipi looks at the “dark side of microservices” with a recent post that explores what can go wrong with microservices in production. Topics include debugging as a key task and the increased importance of centralized monitoring tools including root cause detection.

A post on the blog lays out how microservices work and the role they play in speeding up project growth. Statistics from an IDG Connect survey conducted on behalf of showed that 10% of the senior IT respondents currently used a microservices architecture, with 27% saying they intended to use microservices in the future, with another 28% planning to do so within the year.

More Demand for Open Source Professionals

The Linux Foundation and Dice have released the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, and the outlook is good for the open source developer community. The findings show that 59% of HR managers who responded plan to increase open source hires over the next six months, and 79% of them have increased incentives to keep the open source professionals they already have. You can find the full report here.

New Ways to Code: Codenvy and Pantheon

Codenvy announces the Codenvy 4.2.0 release, as part of its next-gen beta, that includes new stacks for C, C++, Python and Android. Developing remotely using SSH is now an option, as is support for Java and GDB debuggers.

Pantheon has a solution for developing its sites locally: Kalabox. The free, open source software allows for projects to be imported along with configuration settings and using out-of-the-box tools including Git and Xdebug. You can read more about using Kalabox with Pantheon here.

New From Heavybit

Heavybit has a new member: Mux, a video performance monitoring and analytics service. Learn more about the latest addition to the roster here.

The Heavybit clubhouse recently hosted talks by Opsee CEO Cliff Moon on monitoring and Librato engineer Ray Jenkins on using SuperChief for distributed stream processing. Also, the team from Shyp talks CLI as part of CircleCI’s monthly office hours.

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.