DevToolsDigest: October 27th, 2022
This week's digest includes news and resources from Aserto, Crunchy Data, Orbit, New Relic, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Authorization is critical and hard to get right, yet isn't a source of differentiation for most applications. Topaz provides fine-grained, real-time, policy-based access control for modern cloud applications. You can deploy it as a sidecar or a microservice in your cloud, ensuring low latency to your application.
Crunchy Bridge has the developer experience for hosted Postgres that you’ve always wanted. Now, with the launch of the Crunchy Bridge Hobby Tier, plans start at $10 / month.
Industry Research
DevOps started as a well-intentioned set of practices and culture. Over the years, it has devolved into an unholy beast of division and tunnel vision. Why did we stop dreaming bigger? What happened to tearing down silos, increasing engineering velocity, and adding value?
How can DevRel and community teams ensure their work is driving impact and collaboration across the whole company? This article covers several tactics that help the voice of the community remain top-of-mind for other teams.
New Relic, the full-stack observability company, has published the annual observability forecast report. Based on the poll in which 1614 professionals from 14 countries participated, the report highlights some key trends in enterprises investing in observability.
From Heavybit
Announcing DevGuild: Incident Response
Founders, product and eng leaders, SREs, and incident commanders: Come for three days of virtual keynotes, real-world case studies, and panels covering best practices and full walkthroughs of the modern incident response stack. DevGuild: Incident Response is a free, virtual conference on Nov. 15th, 16th, and 17th.
In this article, Ashley McClelland covers three of the top considerations for product teams at devtool companies before they make the big announcement, along with a pre-announcement checklist and tips for a distribution plan.