DevToolsDigest: August 9th, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from GitHub, Sanity, Google Cloud, Twilio, Cockroach Labs, DeveloperMode, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools

GitHub Actions now includes built-in CI/CD. Easily automate how you build, test, and deploy your projects on any platform, including Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Continuous integration and continuous delivery are mission-critical for software teams. Your CI/CD pipeline is the heart and control center of your delivery pipeline. And while engineering teams are embracing DevOps and digital transformation, the world is becoming increasingly more complex and interconnected.
React, as we know it, is a JavaScript library for building amazing user interfaces. But not everybody is using the same tools or know all of the great ones out there that help make the react development experience fun and more proactive.
Sometimes you just need a blog. While there are loads of blogging platforms, there might be good reasons for having your blog content live along with your other content, be it documentation, products, or a portfolio. 
Industry Research
IT modernization - including migrating to the cloud - is key to business growth and agility. Yet, according to a recent McKinsey study, 80% of CIOs report that regardless of their level of cloud migration, they still haven’t reached their projected agility and business benefits.
Since Salesforce went public in 2004, there have been almost 70 other pure-play SaaS/cloud companies that have followed them in the public markets, and more and more go out each year. In 2018 alone, which was a banner year for SaaS IPOs, there were 16 high-growth SaaS companies filing S-1s.
Twilio wants to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to contact call centers. During its annual Signal developer conference in San Francisco, the company took the wraps off of Autopilot, a natural language service that enables developers to build conversational phone, text message, and voice bots that work seamlessly together.
Developer Venture News
Cockroach Labs is the for-profit company behind CockroachDB, an open source SQL database system designed to survive service outages while operating at massive scale largely agnostic of production environment. Its Series C round effectively doubles the venture capital Cockroach Labs has raised to date, to $108.5 million, according to the company.
From The Heavybit Community
Upcoming Event Aug 20: Packaging, Pricing and Commercializing Open Source w/ Kong & GGV
With 75k+ downloads for its open source API gateway and 40k+ community members, Kong is well-known in dev and API communities. In 2017, they launched Kong Enterprise, and more recently, raised a Series C round to further expand the business. Join Kong CEO and Co-Founder Augusto Marietti and GGV Capital Managing Partner and Kong investor Glenn Solomon for a fireside chat on the precarious nature of scaling an open core offering to the enterprise.
Asking for Messaging Feedback
In her DevGuild: Product Marketing talk on Messaging as the One Source of Truth, VP of Marketing Betty Junod shared how teams can create and implement messaging effectively. In this post, we’ll dive into Betty’s advice on how teams can ensure they’re getting the feedback they need to put their messaging into action.
Developers wield more influence than ever within their organizations, and developer relations is becoming an increasingly important priority for companies that sell products to a technical audience. Yet much is still being defined about the relationship between developer relations teams and more traditional ones like marketing, engineering, product, and sales.
In episode 12 of EnterpriseReady, Grant talks with William Morgan, CEO and Co-Founder of Buoyant. They discuss how Twitter's scaling methods in the early days led to Linkerd, as well as adoption strategies and viable business models for open source-based companies.