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.

Generate new repositories with repository templates

New modules often require much of the same build-boilerplate and it can be tedious to set up new repositories. Luckily, GitHub just introduced repository templates! All you need to do is mark a repository as a template and you’ll immediately be able to use it to generate new repositories with all of the template repository’s files and folders. Learn more. ›


The smallest, simplest and fastest JavaScript pixel-level image comparison library, inspired by Resemble.js and Blink-diff. Unlike these libraries, Pixelmatch consists of around 150 lines of code, has no dependencies, and works on raw typed arrays of image data. This makes Pixelmatch blazing fast and usable in any environment (Node or browsers). Check it out. ›

AV1 Ecosystem Update, May 2019

It’s not every day that media-industry giants such as Netflix, Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Cisco and many others agree on the same technology stack! SVT-AV1 had another amazing month, showing notable updates to their newly released version. Firefox 67 also joined the party by making AV1 decoding the default on all desktop platforms. Read more. ›

Tutorial: Using /video/merge to develop video slideshows

We will be covering another unique use case — creating a video slideshow comprised of multiple images (the pages from a PDF) and merging it together with an audio recording. Tyler presents an in-depth tutorial that details every step from beginning to end, before presenting the final result. Learn more! ›

Fine-tuning your video: Introducing the audio delay parameter

One of the more unique tools available to the /video/merge Robot is its audio_delay parameter, which allows you to pause your audio for a defined amount of seconds. At first, adding an audio delay to a video may seem like a very specific use case. However, after playing around with the /video/merge Robot for a little while, Tyler quickly found one nifty use for the parameter. Check it out! ›