DevToolsDigest: May 17th, 2019
This week's digest includes news and resources from GitHub, Zabbix, CloudForecast, Sumo Logic, Bitnami, Kloudless, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
n 2016, Apache made the decision to start integrating GitHub’s repository and tooling with their own services. After solidifying the integration over the years, they decided to simplify how they work and move all Git projects to GitHub.
GitLab has learned of suspicious Git activity using valid credentials (a password or personal access token). This is a user insecure practices issue, and is not specific to GitLab, as other git repositories are affected by this as well.
Discover and publish public and private packages in one place then seamlessly use and reuse any package as a dependency in a project by downloading it straight from GitHub. Sign up for the beta waitlist, and be one of the first to use GitHub Package Registry.
Industry Research
Cloud apps like Google Docs and Trello are popular because they enable real-time collaboration with colleagues, and they make it easy for us to access our work from all of our devices. However, by centralizing data storage on servers, cloud apps also take away ownership and agency from users. 
In this blog post, Kloudless' Head of Content, David Hallinan reflects on and shares the biggest lessons and takeaways from Heavybit's May 2nd DevGuild: Product Marketing. 
There is a Japanese word, tsundoku which means buying and keeping a growing collection of books, even though you don’t really read them all. Luciano Strika shares his short list of ML books that have helped him immensely in different stages of his career as a Data Scientist.
Every monitoring system has to deal with three kinds of performance-related challenges: 1) receive, process and record incoming data very quickly 2) provide convenient access to the large arrays of previously collected metrics (aka historical data) and 3) have a reliable deletion strategy which would not interfere with other database operations.
CloudForecast has been working on the idea of offering a self-hosted version of their software and knew that the CEO of GitLab, Sid, would be a great resource to learn from. So they recently sat down with him to discuss how GitLab's self-managed/self-hosted version of their apps has been a great business model for GitLab.
Companies inside and out of Silicon Valley have found their own ways to rapidly develop and deploy features and functionality. Within the belly of Amazon Web Services, the web giant's gigantic cloud beast, though, is a specific digestive system – a concept called Away Teams – that accepts certain weaknesses to achieve maximum velocity.
Fastly’s products support the growing trend of moving compute power and logic as close to the end user as possible. The business defines its service as an “edge cloud,” a new category of IaaS that represents the convergence of CDN, ADC, WAF, Bot Detection, and DDoS solutions and leverages serverless computing to run servers and dynamically manage the allocation of machine resources.
Developer Venture News
Pluralsight, an online training platform focusing on subjects like web development, IT certification and security training, announced that it will acquire GitPrime, a dev team productivity tool, for $170 million in cash.
There’s an enormous market for log management software, one potentially worth $1.2 billion by 2022. That’s probably why Sumo Logic, a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform delivering continuous app intelligence, had no trouble attracting tens of millions of dollars in its latest round of funding.
VMware and Bitnami are ideal partners: they believe in a Kubernetes and multi-cloud future, they share large enterprise customers, and they build products and services to help companies navigate this multi-platform, multi-vendor world. 
From The Heavybit Library
Editorial Strategy for Technical SaaS
A developer audience can be hard for writers to understand. Developers tend to bristle at marketing. Products for developers are often highly technical. For all these reasons, founders of technical SaaS think that only they can write for their blog and that each post must be perfect. At the beginning, it will likely be a founder writing. But, like your early product, the content won’t be perfect.
Dear Founders: Start with Messaging
So here’s the thing: building the messaging framework isn’t just a marketing exercise. Don’t hand it to your PR agency or marketing leader to deal create while you’re off building features or closing sales. And don’t just sit in a boardroom for an hour and poof random tag lines into existence. A messaging framework, along with your persona document, can help you do a couple of things.
In episode 39 of JAMstack Radio, Brian is joined by Sean Grove of OneGraph to unpack common misconceptions about GraphQL, and discuss some of the peripheral services and tools available to educate and inspire GraphQL users.
In episode 29 of The Secure Developer, Guy sits down with Liran Tal, Developer Advocate at Snyk, to discuss the state of open source, Docker security, and developer infrastructure.
In episode 30 of The Secure Developer, Guy speaks with Justin Somaini, a security industry leader and Founder of Somaini LLC. They discuss how security theory has changed over the past 25 years, and how AppSec can be improved by educating the developer community.
In episode 12 of Demuxed, Matt, Steve and Phil are joined by Shamir Allibhai and Roderick Hodgson of Amber Video to discuss the growing accessibility to fake video creation, and what approaches engineers are taking to secure the public from misuse of this powerful technology.