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.

Screen sharing just went holographic

By holographically setting your webcam stream directly behind screensharing windows, Vidr.io makes your screencasts and video calls more engaging than ever. Vidr.io is compatible with any screen-sharing app you choose, and it makes you feel fully immersed in a remote conversation by replacing your small, square webcam in the corner with a full holographic effect across your entire desktop to deliver a more immersive feel. Learn more. ›

GitHub announces Codespaces: In-browser instant dev environment

Brought to you by GitHub, Codespaces is a new dev environment currently in beta that allows developers to get the full Visual Studio Code experience, all without leaving GitHub. Codespaces makes it easier than ever to get involved in contributing towards open source. It can be configured to naturally load your code and dependencies, developer tools, extensions, and dotfiles. This enables you to build, deploy, test, and debug everything from within your browser. Switching between environments has never been so easy: you can navigate away at any time, and when you switch back, your Codespace is automatically re-opened. Check it out. ›

Deno Crash Course

Deno is the creation of Ryan Dahl, known for creating a little thing called Node.js. Deno attempts to provide a standalone tool to quickly script complex functionality. It supports TypeScript, champions distributed dependencies (vs. a central repository like npm) and produces single binary executable files. This is not to say that Deno will replace Node.js — tons of applications use it, and there is no doubt that it will be around for some time — but it can already serve as a neat extra tool in your toolbelt. Deno recently reached 1.0, and in this YouTube crash course, you'll learn what Deno is and how to run it, and use it together with some full example code. Read more. ›

Announcing the Transloadit Terraform Provider

Breaking News! We're very pleased to announce Transloadit's own Terraform Provider Plugin. We've been using Terraform internally to deliver 460 AWS resources across three regions while keeping them in sync, and we wanted to offer its functionality to our customers as well. In this blog post, we'll explain why we're so excited about it, and how you can set it up for yourself. Apply now! ›

Major release: tus-js-client v2.0.0

Tus-js-client is the official JavaScript client implementation of the the tus protocol. Since it was born five years ago, the number of features and supported environments have increased tremendously. In this release, we cleaned up the code base, removed some odd API decisions from earlier stages, and added some long-awaited features such as Automatic Retries and Parallel Chunked Uploads. We are pleased to introduce you to the all-new tus-js-client v2.0.0, which packs all this, and more! Check it out! ›