DevToolsDigest: May 14th, 2020
This digest includes news and resources from LaunchDarkly, GitHub, SquareFoot, DigitalOcean, MemSQL, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
A React Hooks library for your Stripe powered shopping cart needs! New features in the 2.0.0 release include:

- Client only or server mode (checkout-session)
- Optional Num param for adding or removing different quantities of cart items
- TypeScript support
When Raven Winchester lost her janitorial job last year, she enrolled in Flockjay’s 10-week technology course in November, and by February, the 28-year-old from Oakland was hired as a sales development representative at LaunchDarkly — one of the very businesses where she used to scrub toilets.
Industry Research
This article is a special report following the 2019 Octoverse report, providing trends and insights into developer activity on GitHub in the early days of COVID-19. The analysis is brought to you from the GitHub Data Science Team.
SquareFoot’s business development manager, Ryan Malone, is charged with building, coaching and managing a team of business development representatives. Leading the first line of communication with potential customers, Malone must prioritize hiring and properly training BDRs in order for SquareFoot to succeed.
Developer Venture News
The New York-based company said the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition of businesses to the cloud. The company delivers “an affordable and simpler alternative to the enterprise cloud giants.” It now has more than 500,000 customers globally, with nearly two-thirds located outside the U.S.
MemSQL — the relational, real-time database used by organisations to query and analyse large pools of fast-moving data across cloud, hybrid and on-premise environments has secured $50 million in debt, money that CEO Raj Verma says should keep it “well-capitalised for the next several years” and puts it on the road to an IPO or potential private equity exit.
From The Heavybit Library
In his session on Hiring Your First Product Marketer, Pendo VP of Product Marketing Ryan Goldman discussed what product marketing looks like for early stage organizations, and how founders can find their first product marketer.
For startups with limited resources and small teams, adjusting to the downturn has been especially difficult. As we collectively adjust to the new normal, Heavybit has been collaborating with industry experts and experienced leaders to learn what teams can do to weather uncertain times more effectively and develop educational COVID resources for startups.  
This week we’re turning our spotlight to Dawn Parzych, developer advocate for LaunchDarkly. We chatted with Dawn about how LaunchDarkly has adapted their digital community programs while real-life interactions are impossible, and why infusing brands with humanity is more important than ever.