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.

Tea – the invisible package manager

Traditional package managers can be slow and clunky, leading to more time being spent on a part of your stack that should really be invisible. The creator of Homebrew aimed to solve this problem – with tea. Tea works behind the scenes, to magically install dependent packages when you run commands that use them. Moreover, it allows the creation of even more powerful scripts, drawing upon the entire open-source ecosystem to supercharge your automation. Finally, they are currently trialing a visual package manager for macOS, for a more intuitive experience than the CLI. Dive in ›

Vercel storage

Vercel recently announced several features, and the one we are most excited about has to be their new suite of storage options. With this release, several serverless databases are integrated directly into Vercel. You can handle key-value stores with a Redis-compatible database, a complex relational database with a Postgres database (thanks to Neon, or files with Vercel's blob storage. It is now easier than ever to satisfy your frontend storage needs, without getting lost in the weeds of infrastructure. Learn more ›

Rome - all roads lead to a unified stack

Rome aims to partially unify your development stack – from a collection of disparate tools into a single configuration file with light-speed performance. Prettier and ESLint are powerful tools, but unbearably slow as project sizes and complexity grow. To fix this, Rome was built (though perhaps not in a single day) from the ground up on Rust, resulting in performance around 25 times faster than Prettier. The team behind Rome goes into more detail on how they achieved these ridiculous performance gains in this post from November 2022. Read more ›

A brief overview of video compression techniques

As the digital world expands, video compression plays a vital role in optimizing video storage and transmission for streaming, social media, and multimedia apps. In this post, we explore various video compression techniques and how they help reduce file sizes while maintaining acceptable video quality. Check it out ›

The Great Transloadit Dictionary

Are you new to Transloadit and feeling lost in the sea of technical terms? Not to worry, we've got your back! In this post, we'll go through some Transloadit-specific jargon, so you can feel confident when you next find yourself navigating the Transloadit documentation. Take a look ›