DevToolsDigest: January 18th, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from Slack, AWS,, Google Cloud, Sqreen, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Change is inevitable, and something to be embraced, etc. etc., but that’s not a good enough reason to change a logo. A good reason to change a logo is that it’s not doing the job you want it to do—and because a simpler, more distinctive evolution of it could do that job better.
Learn what Radix trees are and how they helped Sqreen improve their automated security protections. Learn the difference between radix tree and binary tree.
The promise of so-called “low code/no code” software-development tools is to enable anyone to create business applications around their custom needs. It sounds like Amazon Web Services is getting ready to extend that idea to everyone.
Open source has grown from a small, academic sharing network to a giant, global web of dependencies. It now forms the backbone of the internet and technology in general.
Static site generators have benefits in terms of a fast end-user experience. Yet a trade-off is that the site needs to rebuild every time you make edits to the code or the content. Gatsby has already set some high standards for developer experience by striking the nice balance between code and configuration. 
Industry Research
A copy of a program has nearly zero marginal cost (and you can pay this cost by doing the work yourself), so in a free market, it would have nearly zero price. A license fee is a significant disincentive to use the program. If a widely useful program is proprietary, far fewer people will use it.
Where do you think serverless is heading? What is it good for today? What’s the end-goal here?
Coming up with a good canary config is a long, iterative process. But investing in canary deployment will greatly increase your confidence in your deployment processes, lower the number of problems that impact your users, increase your velocity, and hopefully lower your stress level!
Are we getting close to a crisis point in the IT world? The mid-tier IT worker is in imminent danger of being automated out of existence, and just like the vanished factory jobs of the last 30 years, nobody wants to admit it's happening until it's too late.
Developer Venture News
TSO Logic takes data about workloads and applications and helps customers find the most efficient place to run them by measuring requirements like resource needs against cost to find the right balance at any given time.
Amazon Web Services customers might find some new disaster-recovery services in their account dashboards later this year now that the company has confirmed its acquisition of CloudEndure.
From The Heavybit Library
Accelerating Inside Sales & Account-Based Management
Whether you’re accelerating your inside sales, or just building out your first sales org, Heroku’s VP of Digital GTM Jason McClelland, advisor and former COO of Sentry Bill Lapcevic, and GM of Application Development at Microsoft Stephanie Schatz have some advice for you. 
SLA & Support In The Enterprise
Join PagerDuty Co-Founder Alex Solomon, Gainsight CEO Nick Mehta and Intuit’s SVP and Chief Product Development Officer of SMB (soon to be CTO) Marianna Tessel as they discuss what it means to offer high-availability and support to some of the world’s largest enterprises.
Transitioning From Product To Customer Centric
How founders handle this transition and balance the pressures between the creative developer freedom that led to innovation and serving the needs of enterprise end-users, will make all the difference between a successful company and one that is forgotten.
In episode 8 of O11ycast, Charity and Rachel are joined by Nylas Co-Founder and CTO Christine Spang to discuss navigating the complex ecosystem of emails and how Nylas has managed to create an API for it.
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