DevToolsDigest: Aug 12th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from GitHub, Forbes, RedMonk, LaunchDarkly, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
The codebase is almost 14 years old. Over those 14 years, the core repository powering has seen over a million commits. The vast majority of those commits come from developers building and testing on macOS.
Industry Research
Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes, and Salesforce Ventures announced the 2021 Cloud 100 List. This year features bigger companies, higher valuations, and more market tailwinds than ever before — so much so, in fact, that the estimated valuation required to make the list was over $1 billion.
RedMonk extracts language rankings from GitHub and Stack Overflow, and combines them for a ranking that attempts to reflect both code (GitHub) and discussion (Stack Overflow) traction. The idea is to correlate language discussion and usage in an effort to extract insights into potential future adoption trends.
Developer Venture News
With the announcement of its newest funding, LaunchDarkly has tripled its valuation from its previous funding round in January 2020 when it reached unicorn status. The feature management platform has a team of 300 engineers and enables more than 2,000 customers including IBM, Atlassian and TrueCar to release more features at a faster rate.
As the first head of product at Flipboard and the first PM hire at Stripe, Gloria Lin’s seen founding teams in action — and knew what she was looking for as she set out to build a company of her own. But she quickly found that was easier said than done.
From the Heavybit Program
In this fireside chat, Auth0 CPO Shiven Ramji joined startup advisor Adam Zimman for a discussion on everything from community building at the early stage, to monetizing your product in the growth stage, to finally scaling from product to platform.
Next Thu: Founding Your Customer Success Org with GitLab and
How do you identify the early signals that it’s time to get serious about customer success? What are the right metrics for your business's customer health score and how can you use data to predict and resolve risk before it negatively impacts revenue? Join us next Thursday!