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Latest Console newsletter

A weekly digest of the best developer tools – We keep track of everything - dev tools, devops, cloud, and APIs - so you don't have to. This is the content of the newsletter sent on 25 Nov 2021.


Contents

Mergify – Pull request automation.

Runno – Browser executable code samples.

Vector – High performance observability pipeline.

Tamagui – React design system for native & web.

Amazon Linux 2022 – Linux distro for AWS.

Graph Neural Networks – TensorFlow library for graph data.

ksqlDB – Database for stream processing.

Serverless Framework v3 – Platform agnostic serverless apps.

Interesting tools

Each week we review 2-3 of the most interesting developer tools. Here's what we featured this week. View the full archive.

Mergify

Pull request automation.

What we like: Define rules and automations in code based on conditions for approvals, assignment, merges, rebasing, reviews, queueing and prioritization. Can examine attributes like task list status, PR dependencies, Dependabot, Snyk and other tool integrations. Engine is open source.

What we don't like: GitHub only. Specifying PR dependencies does not work across repos.

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Runno

Browser executable code samples.

What we like: Code samples can run locally in the browser (using WebAssembly). Can be embedded into a web page using an iFrame or web component. Enable editor to allow the user to modify and run the code. Sandboxed and runs in a terminal emulator.

What we don't like: Limited by language runtimes available in WebAssembly Package Manager - Python, JS, SQL, C, C++. Best for simple code that uses stdin / stdout.

Vector

High performance observability pipeline.

What we like: Lots of plugins for sources e.g. AWS S3, Apache, StatsD, stdin; transforms e.g. aggregate, filter, log to metric; sinks e.g. Cloudwatch, Prometheus, Elasticsearch. Makes it easy to create a consistent pipeline even as sources and sinks change - no lockin. Can run as a single agent, sidecar or as an aggregator cluster for more throughput. Open source.

What we don't like: Transforms performed using the custom Vector Remap Language, which is another syntax to learn (but does compile to Rust = safety + performance).

New betas & early release programs

We also include some of the more interesting beta and early access releases. Here's the ones we featured this week. View the live list on Beta Console.

Tamagui

React design system for native & web.
Developer Tools
Open Source, Open access

Amazon Linux 2022

Linux distro for AWS.
Cloud
Open Source, Open access

Graph Neural Networks

TensorFlow library for graph data.
Data Science
Open Source, Open access

ksqlDB

Database for stream processing.
Database
Open Source, Open access

Serverless Framework v3

Platform agnostic serverless apps.
Developer Tools
Open Source, Open access