DevToolsDigest: February 25th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from Wing VC, Tailscale, Google, Reddit, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
The Enterprise Tech 30 brings to light companies who have the most potential to tectonically shift how enterprises operate for the better. Inductees to the ET30 are on a fast track of growth and and are expected to be future IPOs and multi-billion dollar exits. 
Developers and Open Source authors now have a massive amount of services offering free tiers, but it can be hard to find them all to make informed decisions. The scope of this particular list is limited to things that infrastructure developers (System Administrator, DevOps Practitioners, etc.) are likely to find useful.
Industry Research
When are microservices a good idea? In this post, Tailscale founder Avery Pennarun breaks down his definition of microservices and monoliths and discusses the complexities of module and service boundaries.
At this point, most developers use Git as a tool for collaboration. We have our rote-learned commands to pull, commit, and push. But used correctly, Git can help to structure your work, identifying gaps in your test coverage and minimizing dead code.
Developer Venture News
In a nod to the growing importance of open source software, Google. announced that it will underwrite the salaries for two developers who will focus on Linux’s fundamental security. The gesture may seem limited, but Google believes targeting the Linux kernel will have a broader impact on Linux’s underlying security. 
Reddit, which announced a $250 million Series E earlier this month, has added over $116 million to the financing event, upping the round’s most recent total to $367 million, according to a new SEC filing. The document shows that Reddit is aiming to raise up to $500 million in this capital raise.
From The Heavybit Community
In episode 10 of The Kubelist Podcast, Marc is joined by Daniel Mangum of Upbound. They discuss the CNCF Sandbox project Crossplane, deploying Postgres databases, and The Linux Foundation’s Mentorship Programs.
In episode 2 of Unintended Consequences, Yoz and Kim continue their conversation with Dr. Aleks Krotoski of BBC Radio 4. They discuss the nature of ethical guidelines, accountability in the modern world, and the standard metric tomato.