DevToolsDigest: August 3rd, 2018
This week's digest includes news and resources from Serverless, Brandur Leach, CoreOS, Citus Data, Snyk, ReadMe, The Linux Foundation, and more.

Have feedback for us on the DevToolsDigest, or have something to share in the next issue? Email us at [email protected]
The Week in Developer Tools
Serverless announced the Serverless Platform Beta—a single toolkit that provides everything teams need to operationalize serverless development. They plan to expand active development on the Serverless Platform with the $10M Series A funding they raised from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures, also announced this week.
While complexity is never a conscious design goal of any project, it arises inherently as new features are pursued or new components are introduced. KISS encourages designers to actively counteract this force by making simplicity an objective in itself, and thus produce products that are more maintainable, more reliable, and more flexible.
CoreOS announced that Istio has achieved the milestone of hitting 1.0. In 2016 work began on Istio to provide an answer to the growing need for a service mesh within cloud native environments.
One of the primary challenges with scaling SaaS applications is the database. While you can easily scale your application by adding more servers, scaling your database is a way harder problem. This is particularly true if your application benefits from relational database features, such as transactions, table joins, and database constraints.
What were the major themes of ServerlessConf 2018 in SF? It was the conference of two things: (1) [email protected]$$ companies talking about their large-scale, production serverless architectures; and (2) (from a drastically different perspective) non-engineers talking about how serverless technologies empowered them to begin developing their own apps, without a coding background.
Five of the most popular email parsers for Node.js have recently been found to be susceptible to a trivial denial of service (DoS) vulnerability. The vulnerability can be exploited by packing a few million empty attachments in a email that will bypass typical email size limits (usually 20 MB or less). 
Data Scientists have spent decades researching ways to better understand what’s “good” code and what isn’t. While software quality is an interesting area to explore, is it worth the effort? After all, it’s common for developers to disagree on how to write high-quality code to achieve the same outcome.
Readme announced that one of their most requested features is now complete. The new API Explorer accepts the OpenAPI 3.0 Specification.
The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back.
Industry Research
When it comes to launching an open source project, free information abounds online, on topics ranging from picking the right license to building a community. But what about when an organization needs to shutter or move away from an unneeded project?

When people talk about cardinality in monitoring, and how it’s hard to handle high-cardinality dimensions, they’re talking about how many distinct combinations of tags there are, and thus the number of series.

Venture Announcements
Cisco announced its intent to acquire Duo Security, a privately-held company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Duo Security is a leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud.

Opera  is now a public company. The Norway-based company priced its initial public offering at $12 a share — the company initially expected to price its share in the $10 to $12 price range. Trading opened at $14.34 per share, up 19.5 percent. The company raised over $115 million with this IPO.
From The Heavybit Library
Brian Douglas: Breadcrumbs and Carrots: Optimizing Developer Onboarding
In this Heavybit Speaker Series presentation, Brian Douglas, GitHub developer advocate explains how to effectively onboard developers to your service, product, or platform.
In episode 46 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub. Is it a good thing? What will be the impact of such a massive deal on companies and developers in the devtools space?
In episode 4 of O11ycast, Rachel and Charity ask Adam Jacob, co-founder and CTO of Chef, how the culture of DevOps has evolved both for system administrators and the companies they help build.
The latest news, product updates, jobs, and discussions in the developer tools industry. Brought to you by Heavybit.
*|LIST:ADDRESS|*
Unsubscribe | View in browser