DevToolsDigest: July 2nd, 2018
This week's digest includes news and resources from Facebook, Snyk, The New Stack, LaunchDarkly, Cypress, OverOps, a16z, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
To the billions of people using Facebook, their services may look like a single, unified mobile app or website. From inside the company, the view is different. Facebook is built using thousands of services, with functions ranging from balancing internet traffic to transcoding images to providing reliable storage. To more effectively optimize these many services, with the flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing interconnected web of internal services, Facebook developed Spiral.
Snyk released a container vulnerability management solution which empowers developers to fully own the security of their Dockerized application. Read about the new tool in this blog post.
Serverless architectures are attracting attention for their ability to support faster development times alongside their potentially lower operational costs, due to a pay-only-for-the-compute-you-use model. That means that companies implementing serverless do not need as great a visibility into the infrastructure that spins up the compute power.
This is post #17 of the series dedicated to exploring JavaScript and its building components. In this article, they focus on the Shadow DOM, a tool for building component-based apps.
In May LaunchDarkly took their Test in Production Meetup to Paris, and their friends at Algolia were kind enough to host them. Algolia’s own Senior Engineer, Xavier Grand, spoke about how his team at Algolia tests when they have 4500 customers, in 16 regions, searching 14 billion queries per month.
Observability into your serverless application is crucial: for development, for operations, for all stages of the application pipeline. Read more from IOpipe on their blog.
How can OverOps help you gain more from Splunk? Check out this short post and video walkthrough to learn how to combine the powers of these two tools.
What do successful fast-growing teams have in common as they scale their QA process, and how do they avoid creating a bloated, time-consuming and expensive strategy? Learn from Derek Choy, CIO of Rainforest, in this post.
Sauce Labs announced the formation of its Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, a new initiative designed to streamline the way enterprises transform their software development processes and integrate continuous testing into their delivery pipelines.
Industry Research
When asked what he thought was interesting about the growing use of Kubernetes, uSwitch's CTO replied that teams don’t realize how much they haven’t had to do.
Last week Brian Krzanich resigned as the CEO of Intel after violating the company’s non-fraternization policy. The details of Krzanich’s departure, though, ultimately don’t matter: his tenure was an abject failure, the extent of which is only now coming into view.
Venture Announcements
Cypress raised $4 million co-led by Las Olas Venture Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners. The investment will be used to accelerate product development, sales growth and market expansion.
This new investment indicates Puppet has decided to continue funding itself privately rather than pursuing an IPO as it long planned. Read more about the round in this post.
a16z announced the launch of a16z crypto, a $300M venture fund that will invest in crypto companies and protocols. This fund is designed to include the best features of traditional venture capital, updated to the modern crypto world.
From The Heavybit Archive
Cole Krumbholz on Developer Product Design
Cole Krumbholz is Developer Platform Lead at Squarespace where he works on scaling the company’s developer products. In 2014, his company, a back-end service product for front-end developers, was acquired by Squarespace. Krumbholz is currently Product Faculty Chair at Heavybit.
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