DevToolsDigest: September 10th, 2020
This digest includes news and resources from Puppet and Replicated, Dgraph, Snyk, Chef, StackRox, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Through this technology partnership, Replicated’s KOTS (Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf) platform gives Puppet a way to deliver, scale and operationalize Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise - a cloud-native solution for scaling DevOps automation and practices across an organization.
For the developer, using Slash GraphQL means setting up a backend should be as easy as specifying the GraphQL schema and then clicking the deploy button. As you iterate, you can change your schema as needed, hit deploy again and then everything should simply work as expected.
Industry Research
Michal Bugno worked for 8 years at a successful startup called Base CRM, which was acquired by Zendesk 2 years ago. During this time, he saw the company take different approaches to many problems startups have, but one remained unchanged: unparalleled, obsessive focus on shipping new functionality.
Recently, there’s been a surge of interest in visual programming models, all with varying degrees of user-friendliness. These low-code platforms utilize drag-and-drop elements to help citizen developers stitch together applications, avoiding the complexities of hard-coding connections. Such platforms are crucial amid a developer drought and shine in their usability. But, how usable is too usable?
Developer Venture News
This follows their fundraise earlier this year bringing their total investment to date to $450 million and current valuation to more than $2.6 billion. Over the last year, they’ve grown revenue by 275%, increased headcount by 100%, and forged several new and significant partnerships with industry leaders such as Atlassian, Docker, and Red Hat.
Chef has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Progress. Progress is a trusted provider of some of the best products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications. Chef will bolster that position by providing continuous delivery, application delivery, dependable compliance, remediation automation, desktop management and more.
StackRox, which develops Kubernetes-native security solutions, says that its business grew by 240% in the first half of this year, and on the back of that, announced that it has raised $26.5 million to expand its business into international markets and continue investing in its R&D.
From The Heavybit Library
In this post, Atlassian PMM Blake Thorne shares his required reading, listening, and watching list of self-serve go-to-market resources from Atlassian, Adam Gross, Tomasz Tunguz, Sequoia Capital, and more, for B2B marketers and founders.