DevToolsDigest: December 7th, 2018
This week's digest includes news and resources from HashiCorp, Flutter, Pivotal, Redpoint Ventures, Contentful, LightStep, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
HashiCorp announced the public availability of HashiCorp Vault 1.0. Vault is a tool to manage secrets and protect sensitive data for any infrastructure and application.
Flutter started as an attempt to move forward, or more precisely fast-forward, the evolution of the web. Read about the path the framework has taken, and where it's headed in this post.
Pivotal has always been about making open-source tools for enterprise developers, but surprisingly, up until now, the arsenal has lacked a serverless component. That changed this week with the alpha launch of Pivotal Function Service.
Microsoft and Docker announced a new joint open-source project, the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB), that aims to make the lifecycle management of cloud-native applications easier. At its core, the CNAB is nothing but a specification that allows developers to declare how an application should be packaged and run. 
Watch all the talks and panels from HashiConf 2018.
This week saw the introduction of Crossplane, the open source multicloud control plane. It exposes workload and resource abstractions on-top of existing managed services that enables a high degree of workload portability across cloud providers.
Learn about Begin, a serverless application platform that allows beginners and experts alike to deploy fully functional, production ready, secure, and scalable FaaS-based applications in under a minute.
Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet. Read more in this extensive piece in The New Yorker.
Industry Research
In this Tweetstorm, Matt Klein, an engineer at Lyft, explains why he's so excited about Amazon's recently announced App Mesh service.
When Elastic filed its S-1 in September, Redpoint wrote a piece calling “2018: The Biggest Year for Open Source Software Ever!” Over the past few weeks there’s been further evidence their claim was correct as they continue to see strong acquisitions, IPOs, and private financings in the space.
With a specially crafted network request, any user can establish a connection through the Kubernetes application programming interface (API) server to a backend server. Once established, an attacker can send arbitrary requests over the network connection directly to that backend.
Developer Venture News
LightStep, the leading provider of application performance management (APM) for organizations adopting microservices and serverless, this week announced $41 million in Series C funding, bringing the total raised to $70 million.
Contentful this week announced that it has raised a $33.5 million Series D funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from OMERS Ventures and Salesforce Ventures, as well as existing investors General Catalyst, Benchmark, Balderton Capital and Hercules.
Looker has been helping customers visualize and understand their data for seven years, and this week it got a big reward, a $103 million Series E investment on a $1.6 billion valuation.
Spectrum is an open, inclusive home for developer and designer communities. And this week the team announced they are all joining GitHub to further their original goals with the project. Read on for more info.
From The Heavybit Library
Eugenio Pace: User Management and Access Control
Join Auth0 CEO Eugenio Pace as he discusses common mistakes in enterprise identity management, better practices to approach SSO and provisioning, and some of the top things to avoid when implementing SAML.
EnterpriseReady: Ep. #4, Open Source with CoreOS's Alex Polvi
In episode 4 of EnterpriseReady, Grant chats with Alex Polvi, co-founder and CEO of CoreOS, which was recently acquired by Red Hat, to dive into detail about the nuances of building and selling an enterprise product that has an open source core.
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