DevToolsDigest: March 4th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from Avo, Moesif, Okta, DigitalOcean, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Adding new instrumentation can be a headache. From deciding what to track to keeping up with naming conventions, it's easy to get lost in spreadsheets and to add noise into your data. As you add new events, Avo checks your existing plan and flags issues, suggests changes, and helps you resolve them.
Things don’t always go well when using an API for the first time, especially if you’re a beginner and it’s your first time integrating an API into another system. Often documentation is lacking in terms of errors, since it’s easier to anticipate things going right, than things going wrong.
Industry Research
In almost every profession, it seems like there are two types of workers: the ones who get the glory, and the ones who do the essential work no one ever sees — unless something goes wrong. In enterprise computing, those overlooked people are known as operations engineers.
Dima Kuchin is a CTO and this is his curated and opinionated list of resources for Chief Technology Officers and VP R&D, with the emphasis on startups and hyper-growth companies.
Monetizing an open source project is very difficult. In this post, Zeno Rocha shares the lessons he learned from scaling Dracula PRO to $100k in sales. 
Developer Venture News
The acquisition gives Okta broad coverage in the identity space and the acquisition has the power to lift identity to a first-class cloud category along with infrastructure, enterprise software like collaboration and CRM and others.
The company has more than 570,000 customers across 185 countries, according to its S-1 document. RouteTrust, Cloudways and Centra are listed among its customers. DigitalOcean has a special focus on developers, startups and SMBs, which the company lists as a risk factor in the filing.
From The Heavybit Community
If you’re a company about to embark on the transition from Series Seed to Series A, building out your first management layer correctly is crucial. To help founders make that transition as smooth as possible, we spoke with two recruiting experts in our community, Marissa Iteld and Dena McHenry.