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.

Wireit – supercharge your npm script

Npm scripts are already a powerful component of any developer workflow, and Wireit aims to empower them even more. The possibilities are endless, thanks to a plethora of features including: caching script output locally, automatically running dependencies, and monorepo support. Worried about replacing npm? Worry no more! Wireit works on top of npm, by upgrading your scripts to be smarter and more efficient upon npm run build. Dive in ›

Modern CSS for dynamic component-based architecture

CSS has been constantly evolving over the last few years, with feature parity between browsers also being at an all-time high. In this blog, Stephanie Eckles explains how to use modern CSS to maintain a coherent project architecture, with emphasis on themes, code organization, and responsive component-based design. If you're looking to polish up your CSS skills and make future-proof web projects, we highly recommend this article. Learn more ›

Effect – a powerful TypeScript library

Effect is a new TypeScript library that aims to make it easy for developers to create complex synchronous and asynchronous programs. By leveraging structured concurrency, Effect can provide exciting new features, such as async cancellation and safe resource management. Follow the Quickstart Guide and get set up within a few minutes. Read more ›

Removing a green screen from videos with Transloadit and FFmpeg

Removing a green screen can be a tedious process. However, if conditions are favorable, leanings towards some automation can help save a lot of time. Naturally, at Transloadit we love automating the minutiae, so let's take a look at how we can use FFmpeg and Transloadit to automatically chroma key out a green screen from a video – leaving it with a transparent background. Check it out ›

Easily create wallpapers for any device with Transloadit

Choosing a new wallpaper for your devices is always a tough endeavor. Yet, there's nothing worse than stumbling upon the perfect wallpaper and finding it doesn't quite fit. If this has happened to you, we're here to help! See how you can use the power of Transloadit to resize any wallpaper and make it fit perfectly on any device. Take a look ›