Developers tend to build and test software on their local laptops, but these machines often lack the necessary resources to run a full scale development environment efficiently. Large companies have built custom systems to move development tools and testing to the cloud, but this kind of approach has often been out of reach for smaller companies.
DevZero, a startup launched by a former Uber engineer, has built a system to enable developers to build and test code in the cloud, lifting the resource burden from the local machine and ostensibly freeing up developer time spent waiting for builds locally.
Today the startup announced $26 million in funding, which included a previously unannounced $5 million seed round and a newer $21 million Series A. While it was at it, DevZero also announced general availability of its cloud development platform.
Company co-founder and CEO Debo Ray says that his goal is to simplify the development process for engineers, while allowing them to bring whatever tools they wish to make that happen.