DevToolsDigest: September 7th, 2018
This week's digest includes news and resources from Atlassian, GitHub, OverOps, PagerDuty, Elastic, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
The history of how Github started depending on jQuery in the first place, when they realized it was no longer needed, and how they were able to achieve everything that they needed using standard browser APIs.
Every team approaches software tooling differently, but overall you can see similar frameworks across most enterprise DevOps teams. Tooling follows the product from creation to delivery to success (ideally) and back to creation of new releases and products.
Raise an incident in Jira Ops or through an integration with your alerting tool. Then fire up a chat room, alert additional responders, and publish initial comms all with a single button.
The JAMstack represents a major trend in web development. Coined by Mathias Biilmann, the CEO of Netlify, the JAMstack is “a modern web development architecture based on client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs, and prebuilt Markup.”
Building a business in the open source infrastructure space has become much harder over the last few years because of the cloud providers’ continued march across the entire infrastructure software market. This is exactly what’s driving RedisLabs’ decision on this licensing move.
Industry Research
Stripe partnered with Harris Poll to conduct a study with thousands of C-level executives and developers across 30+ industries to look at how businesses are leveraging developer talent today, and what they could be doing differently. 
The amount of customer discovery and product-market fit you need to find is inversely proportional to the amount and availability of risk capital.
And while the “first mover advantage” was the rallying cry of the last bubble, today’s is: “Massive capital infusion can own the entire market.”
Venture Announcements
PagerDuty is the newest cloud unicorn with a funding round that values it at $1.3 billion and gives CEO Jennifer Tejada what she says are options to buy up other startups or think about IPO.
Groq, a company with a very spartan website and some intellectual heft behind it, is at least $52.27 million into a targeted $60 million fundraise, according to the filing. At least 16 investors have contributed to the round so far.
Elastic, a software developer that helps companies embed search functions in their apps, is gearing up for an IPO, joining a crop of subscription software businesses to hit the public markets this year.
Atlassian Corp., a maker of programs for coordinating software development, is paying $295 million to buy OpsGenie Inc., which alerts engineers to software and website outages. The deal gets Atlassian further into a market led by ServiceNow Inc.
From The Heavybit Library
Venture Confidential Ep. #20, Feat. Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures
In episode 20 of Venture Confidential, Leo Polovets, General Partner at Susa Ventures, describes how he went from a career in software engineering to later entering the world of venture and working with founders.
In episode 47 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Adam Gross, former CEO of Heroku, who explains why people get into product management and how the role has evolved alongside continuous delivery.
Just how valuable is a platform or outlet where developers can collaborate, contribute code and give feedback? For one you could consider how many billions Microsoft purchased GitHub for. But that’s only one story among many, and folks in our community have their own examples of how developer relations can make a major impact on a company’s growth.
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