Cordova Plugin with Android AAR File for Barcode

Cordova is a mobile application development framework that enables developers to build Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. It uses web views to render UI elements instead of the platform’s native UI framework. Cordova can be extended to add more functionalities with plugins. There are many learning resources of Cordova plugin on GitHub. In this article, I want to share how to make a Cordova barcode plugin with a third-party Android library, an AAR file, step by step.

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How to Use Dart with Barcode RESTful Web Service

A few months ago, Google announced a new operating system named Fuchsia. It was my first time to hear about Dart, which is the primary programming language for Fuchsia. Dart is a programming language designed by Google.  It is used to build the web (Dart webdev), mobile (Flutter) and server (Dart VM) applications. In this article, I will share how to write my first Dart console application with Dynamsoft barcode RESTful web service.

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Raspberry Pi Barcode Scanner in Python

Previously, I wrote an article Raspberry Pi Barcode Scanner with Webcam and Python illustrating how to build a simple barcode scanner using Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK and OpenCV from scratch. The method decodeFile() was used for detecting barcodes from an image file. To use the API, you have to firstly write image buffer that obtained by OpenCV API to a file. Because the I/O operation takes too much time, this API is not good for real-time barcode detection from webcam video stream. Considering this scenario, I have added a new Python API decodeBuffer(). In this article, I will illustrate how to create and use the new API.

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Streaming Webcam Video with Dynamic .NET TWAIN

C# is the preferred programming language for developing Windows applications. However, Microsoft only provides .NET camera APIs for UWP applications. If you plan to write a classic Windows desktop application using a webcam, it will be complicated to create a C/C++ wrapper for DirectShow Win32 APIs. Dynamic .NET TWAIN is an SDK that supports programming for both scanner and webcam. In this article, you will see how easy to build a webcam application with the SDK. In addition, you can learn how to detect and recognize barcodes from the video stream with Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK.

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How to Convert OpenCV Image Data from Python to C

OpenCV officially provides both C++ and Python APIs for developers. Most of the time, developers just need to use one kind of programming languages to read, write and process images with hundreds of computer vision algorithms. However, if you want to use OpenCV Python APIs with an extended C/C++ library, it will be tricky to pass the data. In this article, I will share how to read camera stream with OpenCV-Python and detect barcode with Dynamsoft C/C++ Barcode SDK.

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