DevToolsDigest: March 15th, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from AWS, Y Combinator, LaunchDarkly, Accel, PagerDuty, Cloudflare, Microsoft, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Elasticsearch is a distributed, document-oriented search and analytics engine. It supports structured and unstructured queries, does not require a schema to be defined ahead of time, and can be used as a search engine or for web-scale log analytics, real-time application monitoring, and clickstream analytics. 
Shay Banon, Co-Founder and CEO of Elastic, reiterates their belief in open source and responds to AWS' Open Distro for Elasticsearch in this blog post. 
LaunchDarkly has scaled all of its services through a process of gradual evolution, with an occasional bit of punctuated equilibrium. Learn more about the tech stack behind LaunchDarkly and the real application and data infrastructure, utilities, devops, and business tools LaunchDarkly is using.
From Sam Altman transitioning to Chairman of YC, to Startup School, to possibly moving from Mountain View to San Francisco, read about all of the updates YC has to share. 
OpenAI has created OpenAI LP, a new “capped-profit” company that allows them to rapidly increase their investments in compute and talent while including checks and balances to actualize their mission. Their mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.
One of the more useful debugging advances that have arrived in the last decade is DTrace. Microsoft has created a Windows branch for “DTrace on Windows” under the OpenDTrace project on GitHub.
CSHTML5 has become popular among developers as the first production-ready solution to make web apps in C# and XAML. Making it open-source is part of the effort to make CSHTML5 a more open and flexible platform for developers.
Industry Research
We’ve seen some migrations from micro-services back to a monolith. When you go from one large application to multiple smaller services there are a number of new things you have to tackle, here is a rundown of all the things that were simple that you now have to re-visit.
The CloudForecast team recently had a chance to do a “Pick Your Brain” session with the CEO of GitLab, Sid Sijbrandij. The range of topics included, keys to marketing to developers and growth strategies.
Around 2013, Riak was at the forefront of CRDT development with the engineers at Basho Technologies working hard to integrate efficient, usable CRDTs from the academic literature. At the time, designs for CRDT-based dictionaries did not exist, and the designs used for sets were extremely expensive or prohibitive for use in real applications.
Developer Venture News
Today, LaunchDarkly has 700+ customers worldwide, and serves 200 billion feature flags daily. They've recently raised $44million in additional funding. 
Matt Rosoff, editorial director for CNBC Tech, has found the SEC filings for PagerDuty's IPO. The filing says PagerDuty is looking to raise as much as $100 million in the IPO.
Cloudflare announced that it raised $150 million in its latest round of funding, led by Franklin Templeton. The company is also announcing two appointments to its board of directors, Stan Meresman, former CFO of Silicon Graphics, and Maria Eitel, founder and co-chair of the Nike Foundation.
The acquisition will unite two of the world’s leading companies in high performance computing. Together, NVIDIA’s computing platform and Mellanox’s interconnects power over 250 of the world’s Top 500 supercomputers and have as customers every major cloud service provider and computer maker.
F5 and NGINX announced an agreement under which F5 will acquire NGINX for approximately $670 million. Hear from NGINX CEO Gus Robertson on why NGINX + F5 is a powerful combination that will ‘bridge the divide’ between NetOps and DevOps.
One of the last top-tier venture firms to resist coming to San Francisco has apparently decided that it’s time to make the move. The move is notable, even amid a years-long trend of Silicon Valley venture capital firms that have opened offices in San Francisco and, in doing so, shifted the industry’s center of gravity 45 minutes north.
The funding will be used to grow its market footprint and hire more engineers with knowledge of distributed system design and understanding of how to functionally build AI applications.
Accel, one of the few VC firms founded before the first dot-com bubble, filed paperwork with the SEC early Friday morning indicating it’s raised over $2.5 billion for a suite of new investment funds.
From The Heavybit Library
Product Marketing Best Practices with G Suite, Pusher and Measure
Taking a product or feature to market requires more than just buzz. Great product marketing requires deep consideration of community feedback, customer discovery, product onboarding, positioning, content creation, demand, sales enablement, and adoption.
In episode 25 of The Secure Developer, Guy meets with Simon Bennett, VP Product at Bitnami, to discuss golden images, image layering, and how Bitnami helps accelerate application delivery across multiple clouds.
In episode 9 of o11ycast, Charity and Rachel sit down with Jez Humble, Co-Founder and CTO of DevOps Research and Assessments (acquired by Google since this session was recorded), to discussDevOps security and how a team's culture relates to their success.
Announcing DevGuild: Product Marketing Speakers
We're excited to announce that some of the people and companies featured in this week's Digest will be joining us on stage Thurs May 2nd. You can hear more from:
  • GitLab's Co-Founder and CEO
  • Bitnami's Co-Founder and COO 
  • Cloudflare's Head of Products
  • and more
Speakers haven't been announced to the public yet so grab your early bird tickets while you can.