DevToolsDigest: Sep 16th, 2021
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The Week in Developer Tools
Unless you’ve been developing software in a cave, you’ve probably heard people sing the praises of microservices. They’re agile, simple, and an overall improvement on the monolith and service-oriented architecture days. But of course, with all the benefits of microservices comes a new set of challenges.
In this episode, Ben Popper chats with Paul Fremantle, VP of Product Engineering at Weaveworks, about managing Kubernetes entirely within Git. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out the EnterpriseReady one with Weaveworks' founder and CEO.
Industry Research
Organizations are on average managing 10 times more data than they did five years ago, from 1.45 petabytes in 2016 up to 14.6 petabytes in 2021. That’s the top-level finding from Dell’s 2021 Global Data Protection Index, which spotlights the challenges organizations face arising from the threat of ransomware and complexities around data growth.
While microservices enable rapid feature iteration for developers and faster delivery cycles for companies, they can quickly turn into an unwieldy mess that require massive levels of investment of both time and money. Indeed, as microservices have grown from a niche methodology into a standard, they’ve also become more challenging to manage and govern.
Developer Venture News
In a year when unicorn startups have become the norm rather than the exception, it’s easy to look at Intuit’s $12 billion deal to acquire an email marketing startup and say, “another day, another decacorn.” But as others have noted, there’s two major themes that made the cash-and-stock acquisition very notable.
To explore where the cutting edge of venture law is today, TechCrunch invited four law professors who specialize in the field and securities more generally to talk about what they are seeing in their work this year and argue for how they would change regulations going forward.
From the Heavybit Library
Building a partner directory from scratch can quickly become expensive, time consuming, and easy to neglect. We’re excited to announce our newest member company, PartnerPage – an easy-to-stand-up Partner Directory that enables B2B software vendors to increase revenue and discoverability through Service and Technology Partners.