DevToolsDigest: February 18th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from Intuit, Crunchy Data, Sentry, Datadog, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
If you're an active member of the Serverless community, you may recognize Jeremy Daly. Jeremy contributes to a number of open source serverless projects, and is the co-organizer of ServerlessDays Boston. He's recently joined Serverless, Inc. as their GM of Serverless Cloud and in this post he discusses why he's excited about the things he'll be working on. 
In this post, software developer Neven shares a list he's compiled over the years of GitHub repos he's found interesting or useful. 
Industry Research
Intuit is at the very beginning of a data mesh journey. Given that it’s a relatively recent concept, no one has developed anything resembling a data mesh standard yet. While many of the capabilities described throughout this article exist in one form or another, the systems required to organize them are just getting underway.
The world of computing is inexorably moving toward automating everything and distributing all the bits in containers. Don't fear it, embrace it. But make sure your team is up to the task, and partner with a good bodyguard to ensure reliability and success.
Developer Venture News
Application performance monitoring startup Sentry announced it has secured $60 million in series D financing for a post-money valuation of $1 billion. Sentry says the funds will fuel product development and go-to-market functions, as well as hiring across the company’s San Francisco, Toronto, and Vienna offices.
Datadog announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sqreen, a SaaS based security platform that enables enterprises to detect, block and respond to application level attacks. The addition of Sqreen’s application security capabilities will provide development, security and operations teams a unified platform to deliver and manage secure and resilient applications.
From The Heavybit Community
Retention Lessons from 20k SaaS Companies with ProfitWell’s CEO
In this Speaker Series, ProfitWell CEO Patrick Campbell shares data-driven insights on how reducing churn is one of the most powerful, yet overlooked, levers of growth for business. Discover how sharpening retention is a game of precision and witness why even the smallest percentiles can have resounding effects.