DevToolsDigest: February 22nd, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from OverOps, The Practical Dev, Crunchbase News, Wired, Retool, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
New OverOps Reliability Dashboards score deployments, applications and infrastructure configurations so teams can drill down into operational issues and immediately see the root cause. 
Programming is not about mashing the keyboard and typing as fast as possible. It is not about religiously memorizing keyboard shortcuts and ultimately rendering the mouse obsolete. A good programmer is not defined by the brand, price, performance, and operating system of their computer, nor by their preference of code editors.
As. any experienced programmer or guest on the Maury show will tell you, well-run tests will help you avoid serious grief in the long run. Yet they're easy to overlook. No matter how frustrating and maddening it is to get your tests running, do whatever work is needed.
Antonin Januska gets asked "What books should I read to be a better developer?" a ton of times. This is his list of all the books that have helped him become a better developer. 
Redis Labs announced a change to how it licenses its Redis Modules. This may not sound like a big deal, but in the world of open-source projects, licensing is currently a big issue. That’s because organizations like Redis, MongoDB, Confluent and others have recently introduced new licenses that make it harder for their competitors to take their products and sell them as rebranded services without contributing back to the community.
From tools to platforms, languages to blogs, .dev is a home for all the interesting things that you build. .dev lets your clients know what you do before they even open your site. You can get your domain before anyone else between Feb 19 and Feb 28.
Industry Research
HashiCorp's flagship product, Terraform, has become the de facto standard for setting up, or "provisioning," cloud infrastructure since the product’s launch in 2014. Many software development tools simply assume that you use Terraform.
In this post, Ivan Sim walks you through what he's learned about using the gRPC-Go balancer and resolver packages to implement a simple client-side round robin load balancing. Then he demonstrates how you can use Linkerd 2 to automatically load balance gRPC traffic, without any application code change or deployment of additional load balancer.
Customer-relationship management is the biggest, fastest growing software market in the world. $40B is spent on CRMs annually, and almost all companies have one. But for those of us that don’t directly use a CRM… what’s the big deal?
Developer Venture News
Redis Labs, a startup that offers commercial services around the Redis in-memory data store (and which counts Redis creator and lead developer Salvatore Sanfilippo among its employees), announced that it has raised a $60 million Series E funding round led by private equity firm Francisco Partners.
Network intelligence startup ThousandEyes has closed on a $50 million Series D round that nearly doubles the amount of funding it’s received since it was founded in 2010. GV (formerly Google Ventures) led the round, which also included participation from Thomvest Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital.
From The Heavybit Library
Customer Security Questionnaires: The VRA Two-Step
Vendor Risk Assessments (VRAs) are the consistently annoying security questionnaires that pop up at the worst possible time in your sales cycle. Don’t let the long spreadsheets and intimidating web forms fool you: VRAs are not a rigorously developed, objectively analyzed test of your security. Instead, they’re a lot more like convincing your date’s overbearing parents that your intentions are honorable and you’ll be back by curfew.
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