Updating PHP Barcode Extension for PHP7

Two years ago, I created a sample for demonstrating how to wrap Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 4.2, a C++ barcode library, as an extension for PHP5. How time flies, the latest barcode library is up to version 5.2. Meanwhile, many developers start to write web program in PHP7. This post will help PHP developers figure out how to build a PHP barcode reader on Ubuntu 16.04 with DBR 5.2 and PHP7.

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Receiving Windows Notifications with Ngrok and Webhook

When working at the office, if you don’t want to miss any notification, you can use some tools such as IFTTT and Slack, to subscribe notification service based on Webhook. What if you’re going to receive Windows notifications without installing these tools? Using Node.js and Ngrok, I can quickly create a local notification service in 5 minutes.

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Using PowerShell Core on Windows, Linux and macOS

Windows PowerShell is nothing new. It has been along with Windows for many years. Honestly, I preferred to use CMD more than PowerShell due to the learning cost. In the past few years, under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft is becoming opened and creative. More and more tools and frameworks support Windows, Linux, and macOS, including Visual Studio Code, .NET Core, and PowerShell. It is so good to use one scripting language for all platforms.

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Improving Code Quality with SonarQube

For a developer, nothing is more important than improving the quality of the code. You probably had this experience that when a project was growing bigger and bigger, you had to spend more time debugging code for inspecting issues – memory leak, null pointer and so on. SonarQube is a tool that helps developers check and analyze code quality. It also integrated with some popular IDEs like Visual Studio, Eclipse, and IntelliJ IDEA.

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Building .NET Barcode Reader with OpenCV and DBR 5.2

OpenCV is written in C++.  If you install OpenCV library on Windows, you will see OpenCV officially provides wrappers for Python and Java but not for C#. Fortunately, there are many .NET open source projects for wrapping OpenCV C++ APIs, and thus we don’t need to write a wrapper from scratch. In this post, I will share how to use OpenCV library and Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK to create a .NET barcode reader app on Windows.

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