DevToolsDigest: June 14th, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from Microsoft, Mux, Stripe, Testim, Apollo, RapidAPI, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
eBPF is an exciting new technology that is poised to transform Linux performance engineering. eBPF enables users to dynamically and programatically trace any kernel or user space code path, safely and efficiently. However, understanding eBPF is not so simple. 
For teams dealing with loads of technical debt, microservices offer a path to the promised land. They promise to bring greater flexibility and easier scalability. Microservices bring with them new and exciting possibilities, but they’re still not without challenges.
One of VS Code’s advantages is its flexibility. This flexibility does come with some complexity when it comes to getting everything set up. Microsoft launched a new project that makes it significantly easier to get started with writing Java on VS Code.
Industry Research
At WWDC, Apple announced their usual cascade of software updates, and as has been tradition for the last 4 years, Roger Pantos took the stage to announce the latest swathe of changes to the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) specification. This year's changes are intended to reduce the latency of live video streams, but at what cost?
Synthetic and real monitoring techniques have their pros and cons, so a complete monitoring solution should depend on both of these approaches. They can compensate for each other’s shortcomings and lead to better overall insight. They even can build on each other.
Over the last year Stripe has used Railyard to train thousands of models spanning use cases from forecasting to deep learning. This system has enabled them to build rich functionality for model evaluation and design services to optimize hyperparameters for their models at scale.
Developer Venture News
With over 25 million downloads last year, Apollo has emerged as an important part of the modern app stack. They've raised $22M in their first venture capital round to accelerate the rollout of data graph technology to every developer.
Testim's platform, which uses artificial intelligence to speed up test authoring and dramatically reduce test maintenance, ensures that companies can sustain a fast release cadence with the highest quality software. The new funding will also bring to market Testim's mobile app test automation platform, which is in early access.
RapidAPI, which developers use to search for, pay and connect to public APIs, has closed a Series B round of $25 million. The startup plans to use the funding to continue both expanding the size of its marketplace and the kinds of tools that it provides to developers to engage with it.
From The Heavybit Library
Member Spotlights: Treasure Data
Founded in 2011, Treasure Data is the first end-to-end cloud service for the entire data pipeline of collection, storage, and analysis. As recognized experts in data management, they were acquired by ARM in 2018 for $600 Million according to Bloomberg – the biggest ever cash deal for Arm and one of the largest exits by a Heavybit company to-date.
From DevTool to Dev Ecosystem
Few growth-stage companies succeed on a sole product offering. This panel of successful Co-Founders explores how successful B2B companies go from delivering a single developer tool, to building massive ecosystems. The session explores real examples in how repackaging, new market expansion, and competitive analysis have made them category leaders.
Orchestrating Effective Customer Success
Building an effective customer success function will enable you to manage customer risk, demonstrate deeper product value, and drive increased usage and adoption amongst your existing customers - but where do you start?
In episode 32 of The Secure Developer, Duncan Godfrey from Auth0 speaks with Guy about his journey into security. Duncan also shares great insights into staying secure and compliant in a fast moving environment.
In episode 51 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith are back in the studio to discuss Pauls new company, Dark. Together they explore some of the challenges that many startups face, as well as what the future of software deployment may look like.