DevToolsDigest: March 22nd, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from Twilio, Clearbit, Fastly, TruSTAR, Blameless, LogRocket, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Stripe’s mission is increasing the GDP of the Internet. Patrick McKenzie's mission is to increase the number of successful software companies on it. In this blog post, Patrick, reflects on his past two years at Stripe working on Atlas. 
Robocalling has reached epic proportions and we're all starting to hate our phones. In fact, according to First Orion, nearly 50% of all US mobile calls made in 2019 are expected to be robocalls. Stop and think about that for a second: half of all calls are unwanted.
With's programming environment, you could start coding in your favorite language in seconds. With live deployments, web hosting is a breeze. And now, they bring native GUI applications and game development to the browser.
Industry Research
QUIC is designed to improve performance by mitigating last-mile issues of loss and latency, especially benefiting poorly connected users more than those with already good connectivity. If it lives up to its promise, most websites and users, especially those in poorly served parts of the world will see better performance.
Gartner's Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) market category was announced in November 2017, and since then TruSTAR has seen numerous acquisitions and rebrands from threat intelligence players catering to this new vision of intelligence management and convergence.
Developer Venture News
Clearbit has raised an additional $15M in funding at a $250M valuation. They plan on investing heavily in product and engineering while also stepping up their game for their existing 1500+ customers by investing more in customer success and enablement.
Blameless is a Silicon Valley startup building a software platform which codifies and automates the practices behind the SRE philosophy. The company’s vision is to “enable any modern enterprise software business to adopt SRE best practices.”
Every time a visitor experiences an issue on your website, it’s going to have an impact on their impression of the company. That’s why companies want to resolve issues in a timely manner. LogRocket announced an $11M Series A investment to give engineering and web development teams access to more precise information they need to fix issues faster.
Apple recently acquired a startup that could soon help the iPhone-maker deliver better backend tools to iOS and macOS developers. Stamplay, an Italian startup that specialized in building a “low code workflow automation” platform, was reportedly purchased by Apple for about $5.6 million.
From The Heavybit Library
Kwan’s Hierarchy of Product Needs: The Four Levels of Product Managers
For a young company, the value of a VP of Product or CPO can be difficult to ascertain. Many argue that a senior PM with 3-8 years of experience would satisfy the business’ strategic needs. And that’s indeed true for the first PM hire as Connie outlined in her 0-1 article. On the other hand, a CPO brings a deeper and more strategic product perspective that can help companies build a vision for the future and optimize their current focus.
In episode 26 of The Secure Developer, Guy is joined by Jim Manico, founder of Manicode Security, to discuss insights from his long career as a security educator, and to explore the importance of developer training in AppSec.
In episode 36 of JAMstack Radio, Brian is joined by Zak Islam, Head of Engineering at Atlassians Jira. They explore the entire Jira toolset and how to simplify complex projects.