DevToolsDigest: March 30th, 2023
This week's digest includes news and resources from Lightstep, Webflow, Substack, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Google is striking a partnership to combine its artificial intelligence language models with software from startup Replit Inc. that helps computer programmers write code, a bid to compete with a similar product from Microsoft Corp.’s GitHub and OpenAI.
SRE has come a long way since its early days, and there are some exciting things ahead in 2023. It's exciting to see SRE really honor its core principle of codifying all the things, through policy-as-code, codified SLOs, self-serve provisioning, and workflow sharing and automation.
Industry Research
Obviously there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to org design. But evolve your org design and talent faster than you’re comfortable with or someone will do it for you (or to you). This post offers you three things: the org design, the considerations and the debates.
Back then, to build a website for a client, a designer would have to download a WordPress theme, create a mockup in Adobe Illustrator and hire a developer with their own money to implement the design. This frustrating experience is what drove Webflow.
Developer Venture News
First Citizens BancShares’ deal includes the purchase of about $72 billion of the bank’s loans and other assets at a discount of $16.5 billion and $56 billion worth of the bank’s deposits. Approximately $90 billion in securities and other assets still remain in the receivership.
It turns out that if you have an active customer audience invested in the long-term viability and success of your platform, you can crowdfund a venture-sized extension round. Substack has collected more than $5 million in pledges for an extension to its Series B from its community and the internet at large.
From Heavybit
Join Us May 4 in San Francisco for DevGuild: Open Source
We’re excited to tease some of what you’ll get at DevGuild: Open Source on Thursday May 4th. We have experts from the CNCF, RedMonk, HashiCorp and more joining us to discuss topics such as: Community to Commercial Product, Managing Liability, Licensing & The Future of Open Source Businesses.