DevToolsDigest: Sep 9th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from Microsoft, VentureBeat, Snyk, DigitalOcean, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
One goal of an architecture is to be the extensibility of the system. The demands on the program are constantly changing. We want the program to be easy to update and modify to meet new requirements. The clean architecture can help achieve this goal.
Microsoft is merging the AT&T Network Cloud platform into Microsoft's Azure for Operators telco offering to enable telecommunication companies to deliver highly reliable, cost-effective, and secure 5G services to consumer and enterprise customers. This will also enable telecommunications customers currently using OpenStack deployed on Kubernetes to work with or migrate to Azure for Operators.
Industry Research
Starting in 2009, Tyler Jewell began tracking each company whose products were sold to, purchase-influenced by, or consumed by software developers. He calls this the Developer-Led Landscape and published the first version in September 2020. He’s updated the landscape with activities observed over the past year and from the 500 engagements he's had with entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists.
A new generation of graph databases has taken hold, and a generation of query languages has arrived alongside them. Good graph database query languages unlock the power of graph databases by making it possible — and sometimes easy — for developers to ask complex questions about the networks defined in the databases.
Developer Venture News
Snyk, a security scanning platform used by developers at companies like Google, Salesforce, Intuit, and Atlassian, announced a $530 million series F investment round that values the company at $8.5 billion. The latest round follows a funding round in March when $175 million of new capital was raised. The company was valued at $4.7 billion only six months ago.
As developers look for ways to simplify how they create software, serverless solutions is becoming increasingly popular. DigitalOcean CEO Yancey Spruill, who took over two years ago, refers to Nimbella’s capabilities as “Function as a Service,” with the goal being to simplify serverless development in an open source context for its target customers.
From the Heavybit Library
In this special fireside chat, GitLab’s Head of Global Technical Account Managers, Sherrod Patching, and Co-founder and CEO, Magnus Hillestad, explore the work of founding and scaling an enterprise focused customer success organization.