DevToolsDigest: September 17th, 2020
This digest includes news and resources from Forbes, CSO, GitLab, Airtable, The Generatlist, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Once an outsider category, cloud computing now powers every industry. Look no further than this year’s Forbes Cloud 100 list, the annual ranking of the world’s top private cloud companies, where this year's standouts are keeping businesses surviving—and thriving—from real estate to retail, data to design.
This article presents a curated list with Bootstrap Templates provided for free by open-source enthusiasts (freelancers & agencies). All templates are crafted on top of modern UI kits and based on the permissive license can be used for unlimited hobby & commercial projects.
Industry Research
Mesh VPNs are not a new concept, but it has taken a long time for them to mature and expand beyond a niche use. The move to hybrid cloud-based infrastructure and the growing remote workforce has finally put mesh networking solutions on the map.
For about a year now, the infrastructure department has been working on migrating all services that run on to Kubernetes. The effort has not been without challenges, not only with moving services to Kubernetes but also managing a hybrid deployment during the transition.
There are four core tenets that every new GTM team member (SDR/BDR/AE/CSM/SE) should master before they are deemed “ready” for the field. The framework is simple — all you need to do is build out the curriculum (either self serve or live) around these four using existing knowledge or content.
Developer Venture News
Project management software company Airtable has landed $185 million in a new round of funding, bringing its valuation to $2.5 billion. Along with the new funding, it announced Airtable Apps, a new platform to create custom applications, Airtable Automations to automate work in the platform, and Airtable Sync so users can better collaborate.
Danielle Morrill, Sam Parr, Annika Lewis, Aashay Sanghvi, David Wei, and Mario Gabriele discuss their analysis of Snowflake's S-1 filing, its kooky founders, mercurial CEO Frank Slootman, and the mission to win the "data cloud."
From The Heavybit Library
We’re incredibly proud to see Heavybit alumni companies Stripe, Snyk, and LaunchDarkly on the list and also just as excited for the companies that have long been a part of our community and that we have had the privilege of hosting on our stage. In this post, we share some of our favorite talks featuring this year’s Cloud 100.
During a recent Speaker Series, Twilio’s CMO Sara Varni discussed how closely aligning your Sales and DevRel teams can open the door to new growth opportunities. If you’ve already watched her, read on to learn more as she responds to some questions from the audience.