DevToolsDigest: March 11th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from Memgraph, Aserto, Snyk, Dropbox, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
In this post, DevLorenzo shares his favorite chrome extensions that make him more productive and motivates him to keep coding. 
At the very beginning of most development endeavors lies an important question: Which database to choose? There is such an abundance of database technologies at this moment, it’s no wonder many developers don’t have the time or energy to research new ones.
Industry Research
Over the last decade, while working at Microsoft, HP, Puppet, Splunk, and Hulu, Gert Drapers worked on many projects related to the adoption or migration towards (cloud-native) service architectures. One recurring anti-pattern they struggled with were services with deeply embedded authorization logic, unable to evolve quickly enough to meet the changing business, scale, and technological requirements.
Patrick Collison is one of the world’s most successful founder-CEOs. Along with his co-founder and brother John, he built online payments company Stripe into a $36 billion behemoth in a decade. His biggest intellectual interest is the idea of technological progress — what it means, why it happens, and how to encourage more of it.
Developer Venture News
“This latest investment allows us to accelerate our growth at every level – doubling down on our successful product led growth strategy, adding to our customer roster, recruiting talent to our team worldwide and expanding geographically.”
When combined with the electronic signature capability of HelloSign, which Dropbox acquired in 2019, the acquisition gives the company an end-to-end document-sharing workflow it had been missing. That includes creative, sales, client services or startups using DocSend to deliver proposals or pitch decks and track engagement.
From The Heavybit Community
Before joining Next47, Micah Smurthwaite was the first sales hire at Cloudflare where he was part of the team that grew revenue from $1M to over $100M. While scaling Cloudflare, he opened Cloudflare’s EMEA sales office and established Cloudflare’s channel sales division. In this post, Micah and Next47’s Director, Global Go-to-Market, Wikings Machado, share their getting-started guide of tactical tips and considerations for starting a successful channel sales program.