The Preview of Dynamsoft WebAssembly Barcode SDK

WebAssembly (Wasm) is a revolutionary technology for Web development. It aims to execute at native speed in web browsers. With WebAssembly, it is convenient to port C/C++ code for web client and server applications. Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 6.2 is the most potent barcode SDK ever, and its WebAssembly edition is on the way. Let’s see what we can do with the preview edition of Dynamsoft WebAssembly barcode SDK.

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Binding Android Library for Xamarin is A Disaster

.NET developers like Xamarin because they can develop Android and iOS apps in C#. However, if you are not afraid of learning new programming languages, you’d better choose Kotlin for Android and Swift for iOS. Unlike React Native, Flutter and Cordova, with Xamarin, you cannot create one codebase for both platforms in Visual Studio. Moreover, when you try to bind a complicated and obfuscated Android library, you may be in big trouble.  I just suffered from the pain of binding Dynamsoft Camera SDK for Android.

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How to Host Maven Repository for Android AAR File on IIS

If you have a .jar or a .aar file for distribution, you can publish it to Maven central or jcenter. But the premise is your package has to be open source. If you want to distribute a commercial library, you’d better host a Maven repository yourself. Inspired by STEFFENWELLNER’s article, I have successfully set up a Maven repository on IIS. The post includes how to create an AAR project, how to configure IIS and URL, as well as how to create a testing project.

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Why You Should Use A Commercial Barcode SDK for Business

ZXing is probably the most popular open source barcode SDK in the world. The library is written in Java and now has been ported to C++, .NET, Python, Objective-C, PHP and some other programming languages. Because ZXing is free, many developers would like to build barcode scanning apps with it. However, it is not competent for complicated business cases especially for images with multiple barcodes. In this article, I will show how to create a .NET barcode reader step by step and compare the performance difference between ZXing.Net and Dynamsoft Barcode Reader.

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How to Create, Extract and Update Tar GZIP File in Windows

Recently, our team needs to regularly update Tar GZIP files that are built for Linux on Windows.  GZIP is a file format for file compression and decompression. Unlike ZIP, GZIP is used to compress just one single file. Usually, we have to assemble files into a single tar archive, and then compress that archive with gzip (.tar.gz or .tgz). I spent some time looking for the workaround of packaging TAR GZIP files on Windows.

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How to Package and Distribute Python Barcode SDK to PyPi

Previously, I wrote an article sharing how to build Python barcode extension using C/C++ with Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK. If Python developers want to use the extension, they have to make it by themselves. It is a little bit inconvenient. A better way is to package the extension and distribute it to PyPi. Then developers could directly install the extension using pip commands.

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Using Team Foundation Version Control with Command Line

When creating a new project in Visual Studio, there are two options for version control:  Git, which is distributed version control, and Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC), which is centralized version control. Personally, I am a Git advocate, but my team selects TFVC as the version control tool. Generally, I prefer using Visual Studio Code to write code rather than Visual Studio. Therefore, I have to learn how to use the TFVC commands, for VS Code does not feature TFVC.

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Node.js Barcode Extension with DBR 6.0

When searching for barcode SDK online, you can find lots of free and commercial SDKs. However, there are only a few of SDKs cross-platform, which is why Dynamsoft Barcode Reader is outstanding. Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK supports Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. Currently, the latest DBR 6.0 is better and faster than the previous version. The imperfection is it only supports Windows so far. If you need an SDK available for all platforms, please choose DBR 5.2. The post will help developers create a Node.js barcode reader with DBR 6.0 on Windows.

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