Halfway through each month, our newsletter for developers: The Dev Times, brings three reads that our own developers found interesting on the web, and two Transloadit updates that may interest you.

Uber's Open Source, Large-scale Metrics Platform for Prometheus

In order to be able to quickly store and access billions of metrics on their back-end systems, Uber built M3. The M3 platform aims to provide a turnkey, scalable, and configurable multi-tenant store for Prometheus metrics. Read post ›

AV1 Coded: A First Look

The launch of FFmpeg 4.0 gave many compressionists their first chance to test the new AV1 codec against H.264, HEC, and VP9. The results? Well, the quality was impressive! (Encoding speed, however, not so much.) Read post ›

React-JSON Schema Form

React-JSON Schema Form lets you build HTML forms in React by providing a declarative JSON Schema. This saves writing and maintaining a lot of boilerplate. The forms will have client-side validation built in (for UX, but you can validate the same JSON schema on the server-side for security). By default, the generated forms use Bootstrap semantics. Check out their comprehensive README! ›

Ghostscript Security Incident

On August 21, 2018, Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero disclosed security issues with the way that ImageMagick delegates work to Ghostscript. Our Security Response Team started their investigation and we learned that the recommended workaround involved disabling the processing of PS, EPS, PDF, and XPS, which would obviously have severe consequenses for many of our customers. Read post ›

Uppy 0.27: First Swing at React Native Support

In v0.27, we are introducing (very rudimentary) React Native support :) In addition to that, we also made some iterations on the Dashboard UI. Learn More! ›