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This is the content of the newsletter sent on 2023-11-16.
Mux – Video APIs for developers.
Gitness – Self-hosted Git & pipelines.
Checkov – IaaC security scanner.
Copilot CLI – GitHub Copilot in the CLI.
inshellisense – IDE style autocomplete for shells.
Each week we review 2-3 of the most interesting developer tools. Here's what we featured this week. View the full archive.
Video APIs for developers.
What we like: Easy APIs for upload, process, embed, stream video. APIs to generate images, clips & previews. Player React component which is themeable, including support for custom domains. Can also handle live streaming. Data APIs for playback and engagement analytics. API for adding subtitles or auto-generating captions.
What we don't like: Be sure to download your original files - there are some situations where Mux may have the only copy e.g. live streaming or if you uploaded then ran edits.
✦ Sponsored: All reviews are editorially independent and partners must meet our selection criteria.
Self-hosted Git & pipelines.
What we like: Easily spin up a very lightweight GitHub-style UI & Git backend for self-hosting code. Includes YAML-defined pipelines like GitHub Actions which can run multi-step processes e.g. build, test, deploy. Includes a Pull Request UI and proper Git diffs.
What we don't like: Backed by sqlite on disk with no guidance for more robust/production deployments. No dark mode.Review permalink
IaaC security scanner.
What we like: Scans infrastructure as code configs e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation, k8s, Helm, Dockerfile for misconfigurations. Large out of the box library. Can integrate with IDE and CI to help catch issues ideally as you write them, but definitely before they go to prod.
What we don't like: Conflicts with TFSec if you’re using Terraform, so best not to use them combined - pick one or the other.Review permalink
New betas & early release programs
We also include some of the more interesting beta and early access releases. Here's the ones we featured this week. View the live list on Beta Console.
GitHub Copilot in the CLI.
IDE style autocomplete for shells.
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