DevToolsDigest: February 2nd, 2023
Welcome back to the first Digest of 2023. This week's digest includes news and resources from Netlify, Groundcover, Stripe, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
To keep the power in the hands of developers and honor its deep roots in open source, Netlify is committed to being good stewards of the Gatsby open-source project and the maintainers will join the open source group together with the creators of frameworks like Solid JS and Eleventy.
As the adoption of microservices and Kubernetes increases, the need for a unified observability stack becomes critical. While cloud native observability is a crowded market, there is still room for new players to bring innovative offerings to customers.
Industry Research
Despite the glut of content, if you are still confused about what exactly observability is, you’d be in good company. A whopping 48% of organizations surveyed by the Digital Enterprise Journal reported market confusion about the term!
Creating articles that make it to the front of Hacker News requires a lot of founder or developer time, genuine interest in the problem, and great writing/communication skills. In other words, you need to put in a lot of effort to create something that has a chance. And almost nobody does.
Developer Venture News
Where did the explosive growth in venture activity come from? Did investors became substantially more favorable toward private startups, and founders merely reacted to that increased interest? Or, did we all become much more entrepreneurial, and investors simply provided the capital in response?
Payments startup Stripe told employees and investors it will make a plan to go public next year. Stripe has been arguably one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2023, making several end-of-the-year lists as one of the highest-valued decacorns in 2022.
From the Heavybit Library
While the product marketing part is well understood, the technology side is often less clear. This is understandable when you consider that companies often measure their success by metrics like increases in product usage, sign-ups, or subscription revenue.
Thu Feb 9: Building a Recession Proof Revenue Org at Your Early-Stage Startup
Building an effective software sales revenue organization is a unique challenge on its own, and it’s made particularly more difficult by wave after wave of tech layoffs and an uncertain economic outlook.