DevToolsDigest: February 1st, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from InfluxDB, Uber, Snyk, Dropbox, Tonic, CircleCI, LightStep, Confluent, Atlassian, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
InfluxDB 2.0 contains everything you need in a monitoring platform in a single binary. This allows InfluxDB to provide a simplified setup experience while maintaining the power and flexibility of individual components.
Technology is most effective when you know how to work with it; bear this in mind when you work with Docker. Teams adopting Docker for the first time typically do so on the recommendation of Devops but Devops can't always explain how the new team should use it without risking the benefits of their existing system.
Kite can now predict several “words” of code at a time, powered by the most sophisticated AI engine available for modeling code and performs all processing locally on users' computers, instead of in the cloud.
The Google GDPR fine marks the first time a major tech company has been penalized under Europe's new privacy regulations. But the fine of $57 million is far less than the maximum Google could have faced.
AresDB is an open source, real-time analytics engine that leverages an unconventional power source, graphics processing units (GPUs), to enable analytics to grow at scale. GPU technology has advanced significantly over the years, making it a perfect fit for real-time computation and data processing in parallel.
While Snyk invests heavily in making fixing vulnerabilities ridiculously easy by baking it into the development workflow, handling a large backlog of issues can be time-consuming. Snyk now determines whether a vulnerable dependency is being used at runtime in a way that can be exploited.
At Dropbox, Kafka clusters are managed by the Jetstream team, whose primary responsibility is to provide high quality Kafka services. Understanding Kafka’s throughput limit in Dropbox infrastructure is crucial in making proper provisioning decision for different use cases.
Industry Research
2018 was a significant year for the DevOps community. Kubernetes became the first project to graduate from the CNCF; Pivotal IPO-ed; HashiCorp became a unicorn at $1.9B; and VMware acquired Heptio for close to $600M. These events underscore the category’s importance.
It’s that time of the year again, the 5th Annual StackShare Awards have arrived! This is your one-stop resource for developer tools, with a wrap up of what was hot in 2018 and what to be on the lookout for in 2019.
While GDPR gets the lion's share of the coverage, California recently passed an extremely powerful, far-reaching law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), that will likely drive even more change than the GDPR. It’s expected to have a much broader impact because it’s one of the first such laws in the US, and it has a very broad definition of sensitive data.
Management is not engineering. Engineering management is a fundamentally different job that necessitates different skills, and we need to treat it as such. Engineering managers at CircleCI are now dedicated to people management: focused on development of a set of engineers, tech leads, and team leads.
When it comes to understanding database systems, there may be better no better person to speak with than Dr. Michael Stonebraker, who, along with Eugene Wong in 1974, created the first working relational database system, INGRES. 
Distributed tracing is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing the performance of today’s complex distributed systems. At LightStep, they’ve analyzed more than 10 billion traces and helped leading enterprises all over the world successfully instrument their applications and leverage the power of distributed tracing.
This is an informative Amazon update based on Joachim Rohde's discovery of an interview with Amazon's CTO. You'll learn about how Amazon organizes their teams around services, the CAP theorem of building scalable systems, how they deploy software, and a lot more.
Developer Venture News
Atlassian added 6,551 net new customers during the quarter, including an increase of 1,396 customers as a result of its acquisition of Opsgenie and Jira Software, Atlassian's flagship product, surpassed 65,000 customers.
Grown out of the open source community, Travis CI became the leading CI solution and they now provide enhanced features, performance, and support to projects and teams of all sizes. Idera is the parent company of many software productivity tools and will support Travis CI in delivering quality software to all of its users.
It’s a fast ascent for a company that operated out of an unmarked office next to a dental practice in a nondescript stretch of Mountain View, California, only four years ago and hired its first salesperson a year later. Today, Confluent’s annual bookings have exceeded $100 million.
Dropbox announced that it has purchased HelloSign, a company that provides lightweight document workflow and e-signature services. This can be seen in the context of the Extension capability that Dropbox added last year. HelloSign was actually one of the companies involved at launch.
Lumigo, an Israeli startup, announced a healthy $8 million seed round, as it emerged from stealth to help companies monitor serverless architecture. Investors include Pitango Venture Capital, Grove Ventures and Meron Capital.
From The Heavybit Library
Moesif Joins Heavybit
Moesif is a company founded by API developers for API developers. As more companies increasingly rely on first-class APIs to serve customers and partners, there’s a lack of tools purpose-built for API usage analytics, performance measurements, data validation, etc.
The Secure Developer: Ep. #24, Application Security with Omer Levi Hevroni
In episode #24 of The Secure Developer, Guy is joined by Omer Levi Hevroni, DevSecOps Engineer at Soluto, to discuss application security, OWASP, security ‘mavens’, and more.
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