DevToolsDigest: April 21st, 2022
This week's digest includes news and resources from Netlify, Replicated, Retool, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Edge Functions enables you to run serverless JavaScript/TypeScript functions right from Netlify’s Edge network. Because Edge Functions is built on Deno, an open source, standards-based runtime, it works out-of-the-box with web frameworks that support these capabilities.
Gone are the days when those of us not fluent in SQL find ourselves perched on looking to verify just one more time that the syntax of a pages-long command to import a sensitive database that we were trusted with is correct. Only to get an error message for a missing ";"
Industry Research
Earlier this Spring, Rizèl Scarlett, Developer Advocate at GitHub, brought together experts in Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) for a conversation to explain the what, the why, and the how of OSPOs– including how companies can use OSPOs to bring more Open Source into their organizations.
What are software engineers actually spending their time on? The question has become more pertinent than ever with recent epic shifts in where and how we work. Retool and Wakefield, a professional research firm, surveyed 600 software engineers at US companies, between January 5th and January 21st, 2022.
Developer Venture News
New data from Carta, a provider of shareholder management services to private companies, indicates that the slowdown in venture capital activity is not constrained to a single stage or sector. Instead, data indicates that even less mature startups will not prove immune from a retreat in private market investment.
From the Heavybit Community
It’s said that enterprises use over a thousand developer applications in their tool chain. You need to capture the attention of developers and stand out from the competition. Rather than just waiting for potential customers to find you, in this post Alexes Mes, Associate and Data Scientist at SlashData shows you how to become top-of-mind for developers.
Founded by early employees of PagerDuty and New Relic, Metrist is building a new kind of observability platform — one that focuses exclusively on third-party SaaS and IaaS providers. Metrist is hiring a Developer Content & Community Manager to design, own, and execute on their first marketing strategy.