DevToolsDigest: Aug 5th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from GitHub, Plain,, Superhuman, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
These new releases include everything from world-changing tech to weekend hobbies. Here are some of the GitHub staff's top picks from amazing open source projects that shipped major releases this June/July.
Plain comes with everything you need to get going in minutes: An app for your advisors, issue management, chat, email, calls (soon) and powerful reporting. Their API is built to work with your own systems and gives you full programmatic control.
Industry Research
You’re the founder of a nicely growing SaaS startup which has just raised a Series A, Series B, or Series C funding round. You need to hire rapidly to seize the opportunity. But how much should you hire, what roles should you hire, and what should the org chart look like when you’re done?
Many organizations adopt open-source libraries to power their systems. This has led to embracing various operating systems such as Windows and Linux distributions to meet their technical needs. As the operating environments have become varied, managing disparate environments has also become a challenge.
Developer Venture News
Superhuman has raised a $75 million Series C funding round led by IVP. The round, which included Tiger Global and personal investments from the CEOs of Discord and Dropbox and a bevy of others, values Superhuman at $825 million. Check out this EnterpriseReady episode with Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra.
DevRel and Community
What are the advantages of developer communities and dev-first go-to-market? In this session from DevGuild: Software-Defined Movements, our panelists outline a framework for engagement, early strategies to systematize and scale community, and examples of how others have forged a path to developer trust and love.
Let Orbit know about your community software stack and get a report with the industry-wide insights, trends, and best practices you need to know. Questions cover the type and size of the community you run and the tools you use. It takes only 6-10 mins!
LocalStack is building tooling to support highly efficient dev&test loops for cloud application developers and looking for a dev advocate to support their large and active open source community of several 100k active users worldwide.