DevToolsDigest: June 1st, 2018
This week's digest includes news and resources from Stripe, Netflix, Citus Data, LinkedIn, Mixmax, Serverless, LaunchDarkly, Snyk, AppOptics, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
John and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, join Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Studio 1.0" to discuss how the online payment startup grew into a $9.2 billion valued company serving clients such as Amazon, Facebook and Lyft.
The year was 2012 and operating a critical service at Netflix was laborious. Deployments felt like walking through wet sand. Canarying was devolving into verifying endurance (“nothing broke after one week of canarying, let’s push it”) rather than correct functionality. Researching issues felt like bouncing a rubber ball between teams, hard to catch the root cause and harder yet to stop from bouncing between one another. All of these were signs that changes were needed.
SQL is a very expressive language and when it comes to analyzing your data there isn’t a better option. You can see the evidence of SQL’s power in all the attempts made by NoSQL databases to recreate the capabilities of SQL. So why not just start with a SQL database that scales?
LinkedIn has made significant investments in resilience engineering over the past few years. In a complex, distributed technology stack, it's important to understand the points where things can go wrong in your system and also know how these failures might manifest themselves to end users.
Last year, Mixmax decided to move all of their JavaScript projects from npm to Yarn. Yarn solved the annoying problems we faced using npm, but it came with issues of its own. Read on to learn more.
In previous posts, the Serverless team has explored how to create a static website and a REST API with Serverless Components. This post builds on top of that knowledge to create a dynamic website powered by a database.
Matt Knox has had quite the eclectic career from growing up on a dairy farm, practicing musical theater, studying physics at NYU, running biology labs, and even having done his own startup. All of which led to him moving back to NYC where he learned Rails at scale and helped build Twitter’s Decider tool. Earlier this year Matt shared some of his unique viewpoints and stories about feature flagging/toggling with LaunchDarkly for the Toggle Talk series.
In the second installment of their cheat sheet series, Snyk covers how you can be more secure as a GitHub user or contributor. Much of these lessons are specific to GitHub, but there’s also general advice in both the cheat sheet and this blog that is applicable to other source code repositories.
AppOptics uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing to serve their API traffic. This post examines how they migrated from the Classic Load Balancer to the Application Load Balancer.
Funding Announcements
StdLib announces $2M in new funding from Stripe, and introduces, a new in-browser development environment for easily building APIs, webhooks, and workflow automation tasks that run atop StdLib infrastructure.
Vulcan Cyber, a Tel Aviv-based security startup that helps enterprises quickly detect and fix vulnerabilities in their software stack and code, came out of stealth and announced a $4 million seed round led by YL Ventures with participation from a number of other cybersecurity investors.
The Latest From Heavybit
Amplify Partners’ Ted Stinson will moderate a discussion on how to build an early sales playbook featuring insights from HashiCorp, Algolia, and LaunchDarkly.
In episode 45 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith meet with Sam Guckenheimer, Product Owner for Microsoft's Visual Studio Team Services. They talk about how CI/CD has shaped the way teams approach DevOps today and how things might look in the not-so-distant future.
In this Demand Gen Fireside Chat on Designing the Right Marketing Team, Netlify's Erin Symons and Algolia's Kamal Thakarsey discuss how to build an effective marketing machine for early stage companies. The pair covers how to hire, what tools to use and other successful strategies for scaling out your business. 
Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Marketing Coordinator is tasked with actively increasing the size of our community and engaging in-program members. This includes thinking deeply about the words, experiences, and milestones that make a community great.
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