DevToolsDigest: October 21st, 2022
This week's digest includes news and resources from Notado, Metrist, HEY, Matthew Butterick, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
The vast major­ity of open-source soft­ware pack­ages are released under licenses that grant users cer­tain rights and impose cer­tain oblig­a­tions (e.g., pre­serv­ing accu­rate attri­bu­tion of the source code). These licenses are made pos­si­ble legally by soft­ware authors assert­ing their copy­right in their code.
Basecamp has had one foot in the cloud for well over a decade, and HEY has been running there exclusively since it was launched two years ago. Renting computers is (mostly) a bad deal for medium-sized companies with stable growth. The savings promised in reduced complexity never materialized. 
Industry Research
Until a few weeks ago, Notado had been quietly running on a Digital Ocean Kubernetes cluster. One of the nice things about deploying Rust services is the low resource usage footprint, but unfortunately that doesn’t really mean anything if you make lazy infrastructure choices. 
Although APIs are the lifeblood of so many software applications today, the impact on their dependencies when they break can often be overlooked. And while full outages can have a more widespread and obvious impact across a user base, breaking changes to an API’s contract can be just as impactful – and much more difficult to resolve.
From the Heavybit Community
There are quite a few important open-source advantages over proprietary “closed-source” software solutions, depending on who’s using (or working on) them. If you're considering OSS, make the most of the valuable benefits of open-source software we cover in this article.
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