DevToolsDigest: September 21st, 2018
This week's digest includes news and resources from Google Cloud, Particle, the Linux Foundation, AWS, LightStep, GitLab, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
Particle now supports Two-Step Authentication, an industry standard security feature to help keep your account and fleet of devices, protected. The revamped Real-Time Event Logs are designed to improve the experience of examining live data from devices in the field — helping you find the information you need easily.
Cloud Source Repositories is powered by the same underlying code search infrastructure that Google engineers perform their code searches on every day. It features an entirely new user interface and semantic code search capabilities.
The AWS Cloud Management Tools (CMT) Competency helps customers identify partner solutions that accelerate their AWS adoption by delivering operations and governance best practices.
Pain-points in kernel development have generally not been about the technical issues, but about the inflection points where development flow and behavior changed.
Stripe Terminal extends your online presence into the physical world. Enable in-person payments for any business model with pre-certified card readers, JavaScript and mobile SDKs, and cloud-based hardware management.
Cloud Inference API is a simple, highly efficient and scalable system that makes it easier for businesses and developers to quickly gather insights from typed time series datasets.
Industry Research
Many large companies have jumped on the DevOps bandwagon, with a good measure of success. The road to continuous integration and continuous delivery, DevOps’ core processes, can be a long one. Here are how some organizations made the journey.
If you asked an executive team if they wanted to increase the quality and speed of their product or service, they’d likely say, “Yes.” However, only 29% of executive teams expect their QA and Software Testing strategy to contribute to business growth. So where does software testing lie in the majority’s thought process?
Netflix users stream terabytes of data from the cloud to their devices every day. During a high bandwidth, long-lived connection, a lot can go wrong. Networks can drop packets, machines can run out of memory, and the Netflix app on a user’s device can have a bug. All of these events can result in a bad user experience.
Web development today is completely different from what it was a few years ago; there are lots of different things that can easily baffle anyone entering into the web development.
Rust’s reasoning for removing segmented stacks is a concise but thorough damnation; their rationale for removing M:N is clear-eyed, thoughtful and reflective — but also unequivocal in its resolve. Suddenly, Rust has become very interesting.
David Patterson—University of California professor, Google engineer, and RISC pioneer—says there’s no better time than now to be a computer architect. That’s because Moore’s Law really is over.
A multi-cloud strategy looks great on paper, but it creates unneeded constraints and results in a wild-goose chase. For most, it ends up being a distraction, creating more problems than it solves and costing more money than it’s worth. But there are a few reasons why multi-cloud should be a priority for organizations of any scale.
LightStep formally launched last year to address challenges faced by enterprises building and operating complex software at scale. The growing adoption of microservices has accelerated software development but brings greater operational complexity and a dramatic increase in the volume of diagnostic data, making performance management a challenge.
There’s a big difference between writing code and being a great programmer. Writing code is the output–and almost anyone can learn the basics of syntax and formatting. But what makes someone a skilled developer?
Venture Announcements
MariaDB, the company behind the eponymous MySQL drop-in replacement database, announced that it has acquired Clustrix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in replacement database, but with a focus on scalability.
Code collaboration and DevOps platform GitLab has raised $100 million in a series D round of funding led by Iconiq Capital, with participation from existing investors GV and Khosla Ventures.
While many open source projects have parent companies that offer enterprise-grade support and features, others do not. And contributors to those projects generally do so on their own time and without compensation. Tidelift aims to change that. 
From The Heavybit Library
In episode 48 of To Be Continuous, Edith asks Paul what it took to found his fourth startup, Dark.
In episode 21 of Venture Confidential, Lan Xuezhao, Founding Partner at Basis Set Ventures, describes how she went from a career in Corp Dev at Dropbox to later founding a venture firm that invests in companies that improve people's work efficiency.
In episode 20 of The Secure Developer, Guy speaks to Dan Cornell, CTO of Denim Group, the developer security firm behind ThreadFix, a vulnerability resolution platform.
In episode 5 of O11ycast, Rachel and Charity speak with Anton Chuvakin,Research VP at Gartner for Technical Professionals, about the ways modern companies make, or don't make, decisions around security.
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