Building Node.js Barcode Addon with DBR v5.0

Dynamsoft recently released Barcode Reader SDK v5.0 for Windows. You can think of it as a brand new product because a large number of APIs and data structures are redefined. If you have downloaded DBR v5.0 and tried to build Node.js barcode addon with it, you have to spend some time modifying the sample code that written for DBR v4.x. In this article, I will share the difference between DBR v4.x and DBR v5.0, as well as how to update the current code to fit the new interfaces.

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Making Dynamsoft Barcode SDK an Addon for Node.js

Do you know which programming language is currently ranking first on GitHub? It is JavaScript! JavaScript is not only used for HTML5 Web application development, but also for server-side programming with runtime environment Node.js. With npm, the package manager for Node.js, it is so easy to install any Web frameworks or utilities. Although Node.js has provided many powerful JavaScript APIs, sometimes we have to create add-ons to empower Node.js with extra functionalities. In this tutorial, I’d like to share how to implement a JavaScript Barcode application with the custom addon, wrapped with C/C++ APIs of Dynamsoft Barcode SDK, for Node.js.

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