DevToolsDigest: April 14th, 2022
This week's digest includes news and resources from the Data Cloud Alliance, LaunchDarkly, NetApp, Airbyte, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Founded by Google Cloud, Accenture, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst, the group’s mission is to “make data more portable and accessible across disparate business systems, platforms, and environments—with a goal of ensuring that access to data is never a barrier to digital transformation.”
Atlassian’s Jira outage, first noticed last week, is somehow still affecting hundreds of the company’s customers and potentially thousands of developers around the world. The incident also took out Confluence and Opsgenie, two Atlassian products that customers use to manage their own internal incident response systems.
Industry Research
Predictability is great. It allows engineers working on projects to expect that when they're asked to do something, whatever that something is will be reasonably well defined, the timeframe for doing it well-understood, and the end result can't be signed off until X Y and Z is done.
There is a clear business need for having engineers on call. Developing skills that drive business value not only will help engineers in their current role, but can prepare them for any role or level they may want in the future.
Developer Venture News
Companies producing software are becoming ever more reliant on open source databases to build their programs, but it’s complex working with all these different products. Instaclustr wanted to change that by offering popular open source databases delivered as a service.
Airbyte, the well-funded open source data integration platform announced that it has acquired Grouparoo, an open source startup that focuses on helping businesses sync data between their data warehouses and cloud-based tools.
From Heavybit
Next Thu: Mapping the Startup Ecosystem Fireside with Elle Morrill & Andy Sparks
The tech community isn't a monolith, it's actually a heterogenous chain of loosely connected islands of people and ideas. 

Join us next Thu Apr 21 for a special Heavybit Fireside: Elle Morrill will be sitting down with her former Mattermark Co-Founder Andy Sparks to de-mystify how the startup ecosystem works, who's involved, and what they do, want, and need.