Running Linux Console App on Chrome OS in Virtual Machine

Chrome OS, developed by Google, is a light-weighted operating system based on the Linux kernel. It uses Chrome web browser as the user interface that primarily supports web applications released as Chrome extensions. However, Chrome extension is not fresh to me. When running Chrome OS in a virtual machine, I wondered whether it is possible to run native apps. In this article, I want to share how to run a console application built with Dynamsoft C/C++ Barcode SDK on Chrome OS.

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Mixing Kotlin and Java to Build Android Barcode Reader

Last week I made a warm up for Kotlin, getting started to learn tutorials and reference. Now it is time to take the next step. Since Kotlin is hundred percent compatible with Java, we can use both programming languages without barriers in one project. In this article, I want to share how to build an Android barcode reader using Kotlin code and Java code.

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Building Kotlin Barcode Reader on Windows

Kotlin, developed by JetBrain, is a statically typed programming language that compiles to Java code and JavaScript code. Recently, Google announced that Kotlin is a first-class language for writing Android apps. The big Android market will bring a promising future for Kotlin. If you never used Kotlin before and don’t want to fall behind, get started with the new programming language now. In this article, I want to share the experience of writing my first Kotlin app – a command line barcode reader.

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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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Node.js Barcode Scanner with UVC Camera for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi has been widely used in industrial environments. For instance, you can make a barcode scanner with Raspberry Pi and camera. This article will be useful for developers who want to create Node.js barcode reader applications for IoT devices. I will share how to use Dynamsoft barcode SDK for ARM, build Node.js C++ addon, as well as create a simple barcode application in JavaScript.

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