DevToolsDigest: April 26th, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from Blockdaemon, Tonic, MongoDB, CloudBees, DigitalOcean, and more. See you again on May 10th for the next weekly digest.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Sales demos need compelling data to highlight the products’ features and make the customer feel like this could be something that works for their crazy, unique, extremely rare breed of business. Unfortunately, demo data is often an afterthought, much to the detriment of trying to deliver a compelling demo.
Many modern ITOps and DevOps teams count on Slack to keep everyone on the same page when things are running smoothly—as well as when they aren’t. With this new integration, Slack can be viewed as a third user interface for PagerDuty, with the other two being our SaaS-based desktop product and mobile app.
With the v1.41.0 release, Serverless Framework is adding AWS X-Ray Tracing support for API Gateway, which complements the AWS tracing story and makes it possible to trace incoming events from API Gateway all the way through your Lambda functions. Their new version also adds support for multiple API Gateway usage plan and key definitions as well as lots of enhancements for local function invocations via Docker.
Industry Research
In 2015 Docker, Red Hat, CoreOS, IBM, Google and a broad coalition of industry leaders focused on common standards for software containers, founding the Open Container Initiative (OCI). This initiative was founded with the goal to host an open source, technical community. In addition, it aims to build a vendor-neutral, open-specification and portable runtime for container-based solutions.
Open source software has been one of the biggest success stories of the software industry. And there is growing acceptance that the collaborative model of developing open source software is a winning strategy to meet the tech industry’s need for constant innovation. So, when the likes of Amazon start accusing companies of not playing fair, people notice.
Developer Venture News
Strong funding cycles 2 years ago and general poor market conditions are putting pressure on projects to release product in adherence to use-cases, which in turn means projects need to actively think about running nodes and continuous deployments that auto-scale and are monitored to professional standards.
Both companies are built on the premise that data is the center of application development, although they both come at it from a bit of a different angle. With Realm, Mongo gets a strong mobile solution, adding to MongoDB Mobile, and it also gets the technology, user base and engineering talent that Realm brings to the table.
Developers have consistently asked for simpler app development tools to speed time to deployment. The Nanobox technology and developer experience allow DigitalOcean to provide the services and experiences that help eliminate the burden of managing infrastructure for you and your team, so you can continue to focus on what’s important for your business: creating modern apps.
CloudBees, the enterprise continuous integration and delivery service (and the biggest contributor to the Jenkins open-source automation server), announced that it has acquired Electric Cloud, a continuous delivery and automation platform that first launched all the way back in 2002. CloudBees plans to integrate Electric Cloud’s application release automation platform into its offerings.
From The Heavybit Library
Product Marketing Homework
Next week, we’re hosting DevGuild:Product Marketing, a half-day conference to help developer and enterprise companies increase their platform and product engagement. Too often, companies come to Heavybit looking for a marketing silver bullet. The truth is, product marketing is hard and it’s why we’ve built a conference to help start a conversation. If you’re attending the conference, or you just want to know more about product marketing in your field, check out the below resources from our library.
In episode 11 of Demuxed, Matt, Steve and Phil are joined by Jeremy Brown, video solutions architect at Seven West Media, to discuss hybrid broadband TV, server side advertising, and how the video services marketplace in Australia differs from the US.