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Apple launches an app for testing devices that work with ‘Find My’

Apple has launched a new app, Find My Certification Asst., designed for use by MFi (Made for iPhone) Licensees, who need to test their accessories’ interoperability with Apple’s Find My network. The network helps users find lost Apple devices — like iPhones, AirPods and Mac computers, among other things — but is poised to add support for finding other compatible accessories manufactured by third parties. The launch of the testing app signals that Apple may be ready to announce the launch of the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Apps, Europe, Hardware, Tech, iOS App Store, Tile, Apple Inc, Developer Tools, MFI, Congressional, Network Technology, UWB, Find My


Zoom introduces new SDK to help developers tap into video services

One clear sign of a maturing platform is when the company exposes the services it uses for its own tools to other developers. Zoom has been doing that for some time introducing Zoom Apps last year and the Marketplace to distribute and sell these apps. Today, the company introduced a new SDK (software development kit) to help developers embed Zoom video services inside another application. “Our Video SDK enables developers to leverage Zoom’s industry-leading HD video, audio, and interactive featu...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Video, Developer, Tech, SaaS, Sdk, Zoom, Developer Tools, Sdks, Brendan Ittelson, Ittelson, Natalie Mullin


Harness snags $85M Series C on $1.7B valuation as revenue grows 3x

Harness, the startup that wants to create a suite of engineering tools to give every company the kind of technological reach that the biggest companies have, announced an $85 million Series C today on a $1.7 billion valuation. Today’s round comes after 2019’s $60 million Series B, which had a $500 million valuation, showing a company rapidly increasing in value. For a company that launched just three years ago, this is a fairly remarkable trajectory. Alkeon Capital led the round with help from n...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Cisco, Harness, Jyoti Bansal, Glassdoor, Developer Tools, Bansal, Recent Funding


Openbase scores $3.6M seed to help developers find open source components

Openbase founder Lior Grossman started his company the way that many founders do — to solve a problem he was having. In this case, it was finding the right open source components to build his software. He decided to build something to solve the problem, and Openbase was born. Today, the company announced a $3.65 million seed round led by Zeev Ventures with participation from Y Combinator and 20 individual tech industry investors. Openbase was a member of the YC 2020 cohort. Grossman says that be...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Developer, Funding, Tech, Developer Tools, Grossman, Zeev Ventures, Recent Funding, Y Combinator Summer 2020 Class, Lior Grossman, Openbase, Openbase Grossman


AWS introduces new Chaos Engineering as a Service offering

When large companies like Netflix or Amazon want to test the resilience of their systems, they use chaos engineering tools designed to help them simulate worst-case scenarios and find potential issues before they even happen. Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels introduced the company’s Chaos Engineering as a Service offering called AWS Fault Injection Simulator. The name may lack a certain marketing panache, but Vogels said that the service is designed to help bring this capabili...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Service, Netflix, SaaS, Aws, Fis, Developer Tools, Gremlin, Vogels, Chaos Engineering, AWS re:Invent 2020


Serenade snags $2.1M seed round to turn speech into code

Several years ago Serenade co-founder Matt Wiethoff was a developer at Quora when he was diagnosed with a severe repetitive stress injury to his hand and couldn’t code. He and co-founder Tommy MacWilliam decided to use AI to create a tool that let him speak the code instead and Serenade was born. Today, the company announced a $2.1 million seed investment led by Amplify Partners and Neo. While it was at it, the startup also announced the first commercial version of the product, Serenade Pr...
Tags: Google, Startups, Cloud, Developer, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Quora, Machine Learning, Developer Tools, MacWilliam, Amplify Partners, Speech To Text, Serenade, Matt Wiethoff, Tommy MacWilliam


Redpoint and Sequoia are backing a startup to copy edit your shit code

Code is the lifeblood of the modern world, yet the tooling for some programming environments can be remarkably spartan. While developers have long had access to graphical programming environments (IDEs) and performance profilers and debuggers, advanced products to analyze and improve lines of code have been harder to find. These days, the most typical tool in the kit is a linter, which scans through code pointing out flaws that might cause issues. For instance, there might be too many spaces on ...
Tags: Amazon, Python, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Mit, Evans, Sequoia Capital, Palantir, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia, Developer Tools


Atlassian Smarts adds machine learning layer across the company’s platform of services

Atlassian has been offering collaboration tools, often favored by developers and IT for some time with such stalwarts as Jira for help desk tickets, Confluence to organize your work and BitBucket to organize your development deliverables, but what it lacked was machine learning layer across the platform to help users work smarter within and across the applications in the Atlassian family. That changed today, when Atlassian announced it has been building that machine learning layer called Atlassi...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Machine Learning, Einstein, Atlassian, Jira, Developer Tools, Hamid, Sensei, JIRA Service Desk, Shihab Hamid, Smarts and Machine Learning Team, TechCrunch Hamid


Six favorite Techstars startups ahead of its next rush of demo days

With I fell behind on watching accelerator demo days. It’s time to correct that oversight. In August and September, the Techstars network of startup accelerators held demo days for various classes of startups, grouped by either geographic location or focus. Kansas City, for example, or space. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. With October upon us, there’s another crop of Techstars demo d...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Space, Sports, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Tech, SaaS, Payments, Melbourne, Kansas City, TechStars, Startup Accelerator, Business Incubators, Developer Tools


Adobe beefs up developer tools to make it easer to build apps on Experience Cloud

Adobe has had a developer program for years called Adobe.io, but today at the Adobe Developers Live virtual conference, the company announced some new tools with a fresh emphasis on helping developers build custom apps on the Adobe Experience Cloud. Jason Woosley, VP of developer experience and commerce at Adobe says that the pandemic has forced companies to build enhanced digital experiences much more quickly than they might have, and the new tools being announced today are at least partly rela...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Adobe, Developer, Tech, Accessibility, Las Vegas, Developer Tools, Adobe Experience Cloud, Jason Woosley, Woosley


Snyk bags another $200M at $2.6B valuation 9 months after last raise

When we last reported on Snyk in January, eons ago in COVID time, the company announced $150 million investment on a valuation of over $1 billion. Today, barely nine months later, it announced another $200 million and its valuation has expanded to $2.6 billion. The company is obviously drawing some serious investor attention and even a pandemic is not diminishing that interest. Addition led today’s round, bringing the total raised to $450 million with $350 million coming this year alone. Snyk ...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Containerization, Vmware, Developer Tools, McKay, Peter McKay, Cloud Native, Snyk, Recent Funding


Progress snags software automation platform Chef for $220M

Progress, a Boston area developer tool company, boosted its offerings in a big way today when it announced it was acquiring software automation platform Chef for $220 million. Chef, which went 100% open source last year, had annual recurring revenue (ARR) of $70 million from the commercial side of the house. Needless to say, Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta was happy to bring the company into the fold and gain not only that revenue, but a set of highly skilled employees, a strong developer community an...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Open Source, Chef, Enterprise, Developer, Boston, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sap, Dfj, Crunchbase, Exit, Progress


A pandemic and recession won’t stop Atlassian’s SaaS push

No company is completely insulated from the macroeconomic fallout of COVID-19, but we are seeing some companies fare better than others, especially those providing ways to collaborate online. Count Atlassian in that camp, as it provides a suite of tools focused on working smarter in a digital context. At a time when many employees are working from home, Atlassian’s product approach sounds like a recipe for a smash hit. But in its latest earnings report, the company detailed slowing growth, not t...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Science, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Collaboration, M&a, Bitbucket, Atlassian, Executive, Trello


Harness makes first acquisition, snagging open source CI company Drone.io

Harness has made a name for itself creating tools like continuous delivery (CD) for software engineers to give them the kind of power that has been traditionally reserved for companies with large engineering teams like Google, Facebook and Netflix. Today, the company announced it has acquired Drone.io, an open source continuous integration (CI) company, marking the company’s first steps into open source, as well as its first acquisition. The companies did not share the purchase price. “Drone is ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Harness, Jyoti Bansal, Crunchbase, Exit, Developer Tools, Google Facebook, Rydzewski


Salesforce introduces several new developer tools including serverless functions

Salesforce has a bunch of announcements coming out of the virtual Trailheadx conference taking place later this week, starting today with some new developer tools. The goal of these tools is to give developers a more modern way of creating applications on top of the Salesforce platform. Perhaps the most interesting of the three being announced today is Salesforce Functions, which enable developers to build serverless applications on top of Salesforce. With a serverless approach, the developer...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Salesforce, Developer Tools, Wegner, Serverless Applications, Trailheadx Conference, Wade Wegner, Salesforce DX, DevOps Center


HashiCorp to offer managed versions of its developer tools starting with Consul

HashiCorp is well known in the developer community for offering a slew of open source tools to help build and manage modern applications. Today the company announced a new cloud platform and plans to eventually offer managed versions of those tools, starting with Consul a tool for connecting and securing services across platforms. HashiCorp CEO Dave McJannet says that the pandemic has accelerated demand for cloud infrastructure, and he sees a growing role for his company in helping to build c...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, SaaS, HashiCorp, Cloud Services, Developer Tools, Packer, Dave McJannet, McJannet


DeepSource announce $2.6M seed round to automate static code analysis

DeepSource, a member of the Winter 2020 Y Combinator cohort, announced a $2.6 million seed investment today. The company is building a solution to help developers automate static code analysis to find certain errors before going through human code review. 645 Ventures led the round with help from Y Combinator, FundersClub, Pioneer Fund, Liquid 2 Ventures and a slew of individual investors. The company had previously raised $140,000 in pre-seed capital. DeepSource is taking advantage of a proc...
Tags: Python, Startups, Cloud, Y Combinator, Developer, India, Funding, Tech, Bangalore, Developer Tools, Code review, 645 Ventures, Y Combinator Winter 2020 class, Jai Pradeesh, Sanket Saurav, Pradeesh


New Harness product lets engineering teams monitor cloud spending in real time

One of the big advantages of using the cloud is ease of deployment. For engineers, being able to dial up infrastructure resources means being able to develop without delays, but it can also lead to big bills at the end of the month if you don’t know what you’re spending. Harness wants to help with that, and today the startup released a product called Continuous Efficiency. It is designed to help engineering teams use cloud resources in a more cost-efficient manner, and do this in real time as th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Cisco, Harness, Jyoti Bansal, Crunchbase, Developer Tools, Bansal, Continuous Delivery, Cloud Cost Optimization


Pitch deck teardown: The making of Atlassian’s 2015 roadshow presentation

In 2015, Atlassian was preparing to go public, but it was not your typical company in so many ways. For starters, it was founded in Australia, it had two co-founder co-CEOs, and it offered collaboration tools centered on software development. That meant that the company leaders really needed to work hard to help investors understand the true value proposition that it had to offer, and it made the roadshow deck production process even more critical than perhaps it normally would have been. A majo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Australia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Broadway, West Coast, North America, Hewlett Packard, Atlassian, Accel


Docker expands relationship with Microsoft to ease developer experience across platforms

When Docker sold off its enterprise division to Mirantis last fall, that didn’t mark the end of the company. In fact, Docker still exists and has refocused as a cloud-native developer tools vendor. Today it announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft around simplifying running Docker containers in Azure. As its new mission suggests, it involves tighter integration between Docker and a couple of Azure developer tools including Visual Studio Code and Azure Container Instances (ACI). Accord...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Docker, Containerization, Mirantis, Microsoft-azure, Developer Tools, Scott Johnston, Azure Container Instances ACI, Azure Container Instances Johnston, Microsoft ACI


Microsoft opens registration for its free, online Build 2020 developer conference

Microsoft has now opened the registration for the virtual edition of its online-only Build 2020 developer conference, which will take place from May 19 to 20. Typically, the event draws over 6,000 developers, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, that’s obviously not an option. In contrast to Google, which completely scrapped its I/O developer conference this year, Microsoft decided to go ahead with the virtual event, though. But this will be a very different kind of Build — and not onl...
Tags: Google, TC, Business, Microsoft, Developer, Satya Nadella, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Seattle, Consumer Products, Build, Developer Tools, Industries, Seattle Washington U S, Grant Hindsley Bloomberg


Env0 announces $3.3M seed to bring more control to Infrastructure as Code

Env0, a startup that wants to help companies bring some order to delivery of Infrastructure as Code, announced a $3.3 million seed investment today and the release of the Beta of the company’s first product. Boldstart Ventures and Grove Ventures co-led the round with participation from several angel investors including Guy Podjarny of Snyk. Company co-founder and CEO Ohad Maislish says the ability of developers to deliver code quickly is a blessing and a curse, and his company wants to give I...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, SIM, Developer Tools, Continuous Delivery, BoldStart Ventures, Grove Ventures, Cloud Native, Ed Sim, Boldstart


Pinpoint releases dashboard to bring visibility to software engineering operations

As companies look for better ways to understand how different departments work at a granular level, engineering has traditionally been a black box of siloed data. Pinpoint, an Austin-based startup, has been working on a platform to bring this information into a single view, and today it released a dashboard to help companies understand what’s happening across software engineering from an operational perspective. Jeff Haynie, co-founder and CEO at Pinpoint says the company’s mission for the la...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Engineering, Machine Learning, Sla, Dashboards, Jeff Haynie, Developer Tools, Haynie, Pinpoint


SendBird adds voice and video to popular chat API

SendBird has built a highly successful business with a chat API, but the company never intended to stop there, and today it announced it was adding voice and video capabilities to its communications platform. “We’re creating more of an interaction platform to allow not just text messaging, but also voice calling and video recording capabilities on top of our platform. So it becomes a more comprehensive offering,” CEO and co-founder John Kim told TechCrunch. The new tools are built on an IP-based...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Video, Developer, Tech, Kim, Chat, Plaid, Communications, APIs, Mastercard, Developer Tools, PitchBook, John Kim, Sendbird


Facebook Messenger provides governments, agencies with free developer tools to combat Covid-19

Big tech has been making a huge effort to mobilize its power to help people work better together to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — whether it’s creating search and information portals or making sure the most authoritative voices are surfacing above the noise, or gathering compute power to supercharge research efforts to find vaccines. Today, it is the turn of Facebook: the company announced a number of initiatives around Messenger, its messaging platform with 1.3 billion users, to hel...
Tags: Health, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Education, Developer, Messaging, Hack, Pakistan, Facebook Messenger, Argentina, Un, Hackathon


Cobalt.io pentesting service brings wizard-like setup to platform

Cobalt.io wants to change the way companies purchase and pay for pentesting services, which test an application for vulnerabilities before it goes live. Today, the company announced a number of enhancements to the platform. Jacob Hansen, CEO and co-founder at Cobalt, says the pentesting business typically involves an expensive and time-consuming exercise, which culminates with the delivery of a PDF listing the issues that the tester found. When he and his co-founders launched the company in 2013...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Developer, Boston, Berlin, San Francisco, SaaS, Software Testing, Jira, Cobalt, Developer Tools, Hansen, Jacob Hansen, Pen Testing, Cobalt.io


Datree announces $8M Series A as it joins Y Combinator

Datree, the early stage startup building a DevOps policy engine on GitHub, announced an $8 million Series A today. It also announced it has joined the Y Combinator Winter 20 cohort. Blumberg and TLV Partners led the round with participation from Y Combinator . The company has now raised $11 million with the $3 million seed round announced in 2018. Since that seed round, company co-founder and CEO Shimon Tolts says that the company learned that while scanning code for issues was something DevOp...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Y Combinator, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Github, Devops, Developer Tools, Blumberg, Michael Seibel, Datree, Shimon Tolts, YC Winter 2020


Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 2 of 2)

In part two of a survey that asks top VCs about exciting opportunities in open source and dev tools, we dig into responses from 10 leading open-source-focused investors at firms that span early to growth stage across software-specific firms, corporate venture arms and prominent generalist firms. Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 1 of 2) In the conclusion to our survey, we’ll hear from: Gaurav Gupta, Lightspeed Venture Partners Julia Schottenstein, New Enterpri...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Open Source, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Devops, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nea, Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures


Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 1 of 2)

The once-polarizing world of open-source software has recently become one of the hotter destinations for VCs. As the popularity of open source increases among organizations and developers, startups in the space have reached new heights and monstrous valuations. Over the past several years, we’ve seen surging open-source companies like Databricks reach unicorn status, as well as VCs who cashed out behind a serious number of exits involving open-source and dev tool companies, deals like IBM’s Red ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Open Source, Enterprise, Microsoft, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Ibm, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Devops, Redpoint Ventures, Databricks


How to Edit Any Web Page in Chrome (or Any Browser)

Web pages are just documents your web browser displays. But what if you could type directly on any web page to modify it? You can, and you don’t need a browser extension—it’s a feature built into every modern browser. This feature takes advantage of the “document.designMode” feature, which you can enable via your web browser’s JavaScript console. It was recently highlighted by Tomek Sułkowski on Twitter, but it’s so cool that we have to share it with our readers. That feeling when you first di...
Tags: Google Chrome, Crafts, Microsoft, Developer Tools, Tomek Sułkowski