DevToolsDigest: July 29th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from The New Stack, Cloudflare, Replicated, Contentful, InfoQ, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
With so many terms, it's hard to keep everything straight. What exactly is developer relations, community building, or developer advocacy and how do you get started? Check out Mary Thengvall's curated collection of Developer Relations resources to help you better serve your company as well as your community.
AsyncAPI is a specification and growing set of tools to help developers define asynchronous APIs, and build and maintain event-driven architectures. AsyncAPI hopes to provide features and benefits to those of OpenAPI (fka Swagger) for RESTful APIs. The specification and all tooling are community-driven and fully open source.
Industry Research
While the advancements in DevOps and cloud native practices are in full bloom, it is highly essential to strictly monitor and observe metrics, logs, analytics, and datasets associated with the infrastructure performance to optimize system dependability.
When web hosting services first emerged in the mid-1990s, you paid for everything on a separate meter: bandwidth, storage, CPU, and memory. Over time, customers grew to hate the nickel-and-dime nature of these fees. The market evolved to a fixed-fee model. Then came Amazon Web Services.
Developer Venture News
Replicated believes the future of enterprise software delivery is multi-prem, the ability for software vendors to offer their applications to any customer environment with ease. Securing this funding will allow Replicated to continue revolutionizing how software is delivered and how enterprises manage it.
Contentful had raised an $80 million Series E in June 2020 at a valuation approaching $1 billion. The company decided to raise partly due to the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic was causing. However, Contentful instead found more companies looking to enhance their websites and apps, increasing demand in the market.
From the Heavybit Library
Your startup might launch as a developer tool, but companies with vibrant developer communities often expand into broader platforms, 3rd party ecosystems, and, with luck, into category leaders. In this finale session from DevGuild: Software-Defined Movements, our panelists discuss how others have won categories, sequenced their partnerships, and tailored their roadmap along the way.
In this DevGuild: Software-Defined Movements presentation, Investor and Advisor, Ashley Smith, shares how to go about monetizing a product that developers love without ruining a community you’ve invested so much time and energy in cultivating.