developer tools

  • Atlassian keeps one foot in the data center and one in the cloud with new products

    Atlassian keeps one foot in the data center and one in the cloud with new products

    Atlassian wants the best of both the cloud and data center worlds, and it announced at the Atlassian Summit today that it was expanding its data center-cloud strategy with new products. At a time when companies are shifting their business to the cloud, it may seem like an odd approach to offer both cloud and on-prem products, but Atlassian sees it as hedging its bets in a world that remains… Read More

  • GitLab secures $20 million Series B

    GitLab secures $20 million Series B

    GitLab, the code collaboration platform for developers based on the open source Git tool, announced a $20 million Series B round today led by August Capital. Existing investors Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator also participated. Today’s investment brings the company’s total raised to date to over $25 million. It was just about a year ago that GitLab announced its $4 million… Read More

  • GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testing

    GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testing

    GitLab.com users have always had free access to the Gitlab programmer’s toolset including GitLab Runner. Today it announced a new feature called Gitlab Runner Autoscale that allows continuous code testing at scale, and to make that even more palatable, the company teamed up with cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean to provide free hosting for testing that code. Yes, it’s… Read More

  • JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

    JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

    JFrog, a developer of open source software distribution tools, announced a $50 million round today. The investment represents a substantial jump for the company, which previously had raised $10.5 million across two rounds. Investors include Scale Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and Qumra Capital, as well as participation from existing… Read More

  • Xamarin Hires Its First CFO As It Eyes International Expansion, IPO

    Xamarin Hires Its First CFO As It Eyes International Expansion, IPO

    The cross-platform developer tools service Xamarin today announced that it has hired Bryan Morris, the former VP of Finance at Ooyala and CFO of LiveRamp, as the first CFO in the company’s history. Until now, Xamarin CEO and co-founder Nat Friedman used to wear this hat, but as the company continues to grow, he decided it was time to bring on a full-time CFO. Read More

  • Will Developer Tools Startups Ever Find Investors?

    Will Developer Tools Startups Ever Find Investors?

    Venture capital is an industry in which the exceptions are often more important than the rules. For many years, investors believed in a golden rule that software was the key to minting returns, leaving hardware as one of the most underinvested areas of venture. Then things changed as new technologies like 3D printing allowed hardware startups to accelerate their product design, and several… Read More

  • The Case For Developer Platforms

    The Case For Developer Platforms

    Over the years, software development has ping-ponged between server-centric and client-centric designs. Today, with dominant mobile platforms like iOS and Android, apps have entered a hybrid client-server architecture. What this means for developers is that they have to juggle more technologies than ever before. And in response, we’re seeing the rise of developer platforms that… Read More

  • RIM releases developer tools and emulator for BlackBerry Storm

    So you’ve dipped your feet into iPhone and Android development, but aren’t really feeling either platform? Got an idea you think a carrier or two would pick up for the BlackBerry Application Center? Time to get crackin’. Now that the Storm is on its way to the starting block, RIM has released the development tools needed to get an application up and running on the handset. Read More