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.

Ditherpunk — A look at monochrome image dithering

This article was inspired by Lucas Pope's most recent game, "Return of the Obra Dinn". Obra Dinn is a first-person puzzle game built with Unity and rendered using only two colors with dithering. The article explains different dithering methods and shows how various approaches can have an impact on the result. Learn more ›

The right way to turn off your old APIs

No matter how good your HTTP API is today, the time will likely come when you'll want to release a new version, an improved but incompatible endpoint, or just shut down your API entirely. If you go about this in the wrong way, you may end up with some rather unhappy users. This article runs you through the dos and don'ts of shutting down your API, so you can prevent a bunch of unwanted surprises for your customers. Check it out ›

Making GitHub’s new homepage fast and performant

GitHub has released the third installment of its five-part series on building their new homepage, in which their developers explain the thought process behind GitHub's development life cycle. In this post, they dive into two strategies that produced the overall most considerable performance increase: crafting high-performance animations and serving the perfect image. Read more ›

Let's Build - Waveform Video Generator

Our technical writer, Charlie, recently wrote about a way to use our API to generate waveform images that scroll horizontally in time with an inputted audio track. He discusses some FFmpeg techniques to achieve this effect and explores how to get creative with it inside your Templates. Learn more ›

Uppy 1.25 — right-to-left scripts, Ukrainian translation, Companion improvements

Uppy's recent release brings great enhancements to its language support. Right-to-left language script was improved, and a new Ukrainian translation was added. Additionally, Companion received many upgrades, which you can read about in the full changelog. Check it out ›