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While it might not seem so to outsiders, Y Combinator’s new Developer Tools Request for Startups (RFS) is a big deal. (Editor’s note: The deadline to apply is tomorrow.) This is a request from one of the biggest tech incubators for startups that make developer tools, and it’s an important sign of the increasing value and prominence of developer products and the companies behind them. And I’m thrilled about it.

When Adam, Orion, and I founded Heroku, we were one of the earliest developer product companies to go through YC. It was critical for us: We wouldn’t be where we are without it, and I can’t recommend it enough.

Since then, many great developer companies have come out of YC, including Stripe, PagerDuty, Docker, Meteor, CoreOS, Firebase, Parse ...

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