DevToolsDigest: July 12th, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from Dark, NodeSource, Redpoint, Dynatrace, Looker, Calibre, Weaveworks, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
When Weaveworks started in 2014, they had a simple goal: to help developers use containers to deliver applications. Now it seems like everyone wants to do this. Containers are fast and easy to run anywhere, and Kubernetes has hit the mainstream.
As one of the first serverless consulting companies, Serverless Guru brings in a level of experience that is hard to match. Their Serverless experts are driven to deliver business solutions to their clients with as little overhead as possible.
If you're using Citus Data as your production database, it's better to have it running in your development environment as well as your staging environments to be able to minimize the gap between dev and production.
Although these SDKs are new to LaunchDarkly, the underlying technologies – Node.js and C – were already supported by their server-side Node.js SDK and client-side C SDK. With this in mind, you might be wondering about the difference between client-side and server-side SDKs.
Are you a cloud developer? Do you want to be more productive when working with Azure? Help Microsoft improve the Azure SDK by filling out their survey.
Industry Research
Modern applications work against us: our systems are required to be live updated, silently and without downtime or maintenance windows. Deploying into these live systems is tough, requiring complex Continuous Delivery pipelines, even for small teams.
It’s no secret that speed has become a crucial factor in increasing revenue and lowering abandonment rates. Now that Google uses page speed as a ranking factor, many organizations have become laser-focused on performance.
One of the most important aspects when creating a webpage or an app, is performance. Nobody wants an app that crashes or a webpage that doesn’t load, and users don't want to have to wait a long time. 
At SaaStr, Tomasz Tunguz presented the top 10 learnings from the Redpoint Free Trial Survey that they distributed in October. They processed the data with 1000+ lines of R code to parse the insights from the data and test for statistical significance.
Developer Venture News
Dynatrace, which was founded in 2005, offers software that detect and diagnose issues in business applications. Dynatrace is one of the leading players in this market, where it competes with Cisco and Broadcom.
Looker went from a single customer to more than 1700, from a small, scrappy team in Santa Cruz to a 700-person company spanning eight offices around the globe. Now on the heels of its acquisition by Google, the Co-Founders, CEO, and first investor come together to fill in the details and dig into the lessons learned from Looker's founding story.
From The Heavybit Library
Heavybit’s Venture Fund
Since its inception, Heavybit has provided a structured 9 month accelerator to help Series Seed and Series A developer and enterprise companies scale their go-to-market. Now, we've launched our first VC fund and are changing how we work with startups. Moving forward, Heavybit will invest $250k to $1m in every company accepted into the accelerator.
Organic Growth and Platform Adoption
Just because you’ve built an amazing community, doesn’t mean you’ve built a viable business. How do you balance open source, community projects and self-serve users with the need to drive commercial revenue? This panel of C-level execs discusses the choices they’ve made to support developer community and concurrently scale to the enterprise.
In episode 5 of High Leverage, host Joe Ruscio and special guest Eliran Mesika of GitLab pull back the curtain on company acquisitions, build vs. buy considerations, and the complex inner workings of merger agreements.
On episode 42 of JAMstack Radio, Brian is joined by Simen Svale Skogsrud and Knut Melvr of to discuss real time collaborative editing, and how the previous shortcomings of market offerings led to the creation of a new, totally customizable authoring experience.
In episode 34 of The Secure Developer, Guy speaks with Siren Hofvander of Cybercom about her enlightening journey from the digital medical space to running a secure developer consulting team, as well as her empathy-driven ethos in the one-size-fits-all security world.