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Software Will Supercharge Developer Productivity: Why We Are Excited About DX
Software developers spend their days chasing the elusive “flow state:” headphones on, Slack notifications paused, dev environment humming along, context switching to a minimum, and delivering a significant amount of valuable code and/or solving a hard problem. The unfortunate reality is developer flow is constantly interrupted by toil: faulty environments, flaky tests, slow builds, cross-team dependencies, and the like.
The code that runs the world today is rarely written from scratch. In 2021, developers borrowed more than 2.2 trillion open source packages or components from third-party ecosystems. 99% of codebases contain open-source code, and between 85% to 97% of enterprises leverage open-source software.
On behalf of Menlo Ventures, I’m thrilled to announce our investment in HOVER, a startup using deep learning and computer vision to digitally map any home in 3D using pictures taken from a mobile phone.