Thursday, August 28, 2014

PDF Extractor SDK 5.00.1626 new features

ByteScout's updated PDF Extractor SDK. Here are the most important features this version 5.00.1626:
  1. Advanced text search (with support for regular expressions, word matching options and more).
  2. Image to text support (OCR - Optical Character Recognition, includes support for English, German, Spanish and other languages).
  3. Special mode to repair damaged text (when PDF shows correct text but copies damaged text - this is caused by some pdf generators).
Simply put, the OCR supporting is added in the PDF Extractor SDK 5.00.162. For example, you can take a PDF with a scanned picture and the SDK will be able to extract and recognize the text of your contract (of course it slows down the process a little).

The third feature (repair damaged text) refers to some PDF files that are printed and looked commonly, however, when you try to copy some text from there you get gibberish only and searching does not work. So, the ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK in the repair text mode can recover text from such a PDF file for searching or indexing (for example, to take out text of the pdf file and to insert it to the database).

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AVI File Format and its Advantages and Disadvantages

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleaved. AVI is a video and audio file format used to store audio and/or video information digitally for playback purposes. AVI format enjoys built-in support in all the Microsoft’s Windows platform. AVI files have file extension .avi. Apart from Windows OS, AVI format is supported by all the major platforms. In real, AVI is works as a container to hold videos and audios created and compressed using several codecs like DivX and XviD. In this article we have analyzed the pros and cons of AVI file format along with a small introduction to its history and structure.

History

AVI file format was created by Microsoft in November 1992 with intent of providing an advanced and robust audio and video file format for windows operating system.

Structure

The structure of AVI files is very simple. These files consist of two parts; a header followed by chunks of information. Header contains metadata of the file like the file size, frame rates and similar characteristics whereas chunks store actual audio and video information.
Advantages
Let us look into some of the advantages which AVI file format has over other formats.
  • There are lots of codecs currently available that can be used to achieve desired compression ratio of AVI format.
  • AVI file format has exceptionally high quality audio fidelity.
  • In order to make it compatible with the DV standard, DV-AVI standard can be compressed unlike other audio/video formats.
  • AVI file format is developed by windows, which makes it playable with all the major Microsoft and non-Microsoft operating systems.
  • Playable DVDs and disks can be created by using AVI file format in order to store initial audio/video information.
  • AVI file format do not require any particular hardware device of software application for the file to run.
  • AVI file format is the most widely used video format for promos, short movies and advertisements owing to its compression capabilities.
Disadvantages

  • If AVI files are compressed using some codecs then in order to retrieve and play the file it requires the same codec to be installed on the machine.
  • AVI files if uncompressed can be very large in size as compared to the other file formats.
  • AVI files if compressed beyond certain limits result in the loss of video quality.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

7 Best Android Apps for developers (Part 2)

5. C4droid


C4droid is a C language code compiler designed specially to run on android plat forms. This application uses traditional gcc compiler which is used for compiling applications on unix platform. With certain modifications to this app, C++ code can also be compiled on this application.  The application costs only 1.5$. Further details about this application can be checked at

6. C# To Go


C# To Go is an android app which allows you to compile your C# application son your android device. If you are a C# programmer, you can now compile your application on the fly using this application. C# To Go is a free application. This application also allows you to debug your application apart from syntax highlighting. This application can be downloaded at the following link

7. Wordpress for android


This application is a customizable content management system for android devices. Wordpress is a famous content management system based on PHP. This application is a cut down version of wordpress designed especially for android devices. It is absolutely free like the larger version.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

7 Best Android Apps for developers

Following are some of the best android apps which any software developer can use and take advantage of. A Google Play link has been given for each app, where you can find more detail about the app.
  1. AndFTP


AndFTP is a cool FTP client application for android which can be used to transfer files from webserver. Using this application you can set up FTP server and then can you can see your file on your device and on remote server as well. It not only supports FTP protocol but it also supports SCP, SFTP, FTPS protocol for file transferring. It has a free version as well as paid with added features. The application can be accessed at following link


  1. AIDE

AIDE is one of the most amazing apps for android developers, this application allows you code and compile your android application at your android devices. You no longer need a computer to program your android application. A cool feature of this application is that it is totally compatible with eclipse, and the project completed in eclipse can be run and updated using this application. Another stunning feature of this application is that instead of using your phone storage, you can save your files to drop box and last but not the least, this application is totally free. This app can be accessed and downloaded from the following link

  1. Java Code Viewer

Java Code Viewer is an exciting android app for developer. You can view Java code with syntax highlighting with this app. But wait, this app is not only for java as the name suggest, you can view code for various languages using this app particularly C#, ASP, CSS, JavaScript and PHP along with C and C++. This app is for android version 2.1 and above and is absolutely free. You can find more details about this app at
  1. Code Peeker

Code Peeker is another excellent android application for programmer. This application is used to view code of myriad of languages on you android device. This application is also free and available on google at the following link

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Steps to start as a Freelancer (PART 2)

4. Bid only on the project of your Expertise

DO NOT bid on each and every project. Bid only on projects which you really think you will be able to complete. You have got limited number of bids so use them sensibly and don’t waste them on projects that are too big or you think you will not be able to handle.

5. Demonstrate your knowledge to the client in bid

The quality of your bid is very important and plays an effective role in landing you a job. Don’t bid randomly, bid according to the requirements of the project and try to answer each and every question asked by the client in the job proposal. Show in your bid that why the client should select you among all the freelancers who applied for the job. Demonstrate your knowledge about the domain of the project.

6. Ask for feedback

As a new freelancer you don’t have any feedback therefore after completing first job asks your client to leave feedback for you. Even if you have one good feedback, it will become lot easier for you to land future jobs because that way you will have at least something to show to your future clients. Therefore you must ask for positive feedback and rating.
These are some of the steps which are required to start as a freelancer.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Steps to start as a Freelancer

People often look for part time earning options in order to maintain a better life standard. There are people who want to work but work according to their own schedule and there are also those people who want to earn while sitting at home. The answer to the questions of all the people mentioned above is freelancing. Now the problem is how to start? Many don’t know how to start as a freelancer on freelance websites. In this article we have mentioned the steps required to start your freelancing career.
  1. Sign Up with some freelance website

The first step is to join some good freelance websites. Some of the good freelance websites with secure payment and large of number of projects are www.elance.com, www.odesk.com, www.freelancer.com and www.guru.com . Every new freelancer should have an account on all of these websites.
  1. Build a complete profile

Try to complete your profile in every respect. A complete profile means you have what it takes to become a good freelancer and it also shows that you’re serious in working as a freelancer. You can track the completeness percentage of your profile on almost all the big freelance websites. Build a strong portfolio, because only this is what you have initially to show your client.
  1. Search Small Projects and Bid Small

At the beginning of your freelance career, your primary focus should be to build a good reputation rather than earning huge sums of money. Therefore, in the start, bid on small projects and bid low as compared to your competitor. In the start you can beat experienced freelancers only in terms of price you charge for project so use this strength intelligently and bid low. Also try to bid on small budget projects as you have more chance of getting those projects in the start.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

New: BarCode Generator and BarCode Reader software released

Some more updates of developer software from ByteScout in August, 2014:
  1. ByteScout BarCode Generator SDK 4.10.713
  2. BarCode Generator Freeware 4.10.713
  3. BarCode Reader SDK 8.10.1220
  4. BarCode Reader 8.10.1220

What's new BarCode Generator SDK 4.10.713:

  • Improved barcode generator API; 
  • ValueIsValidGS1(value) method added to verify GS1 value;
  • GS1 (EAN128, GS-128, GS1 Datamatrix) text caption generation improved for long values;
  • TextEncodingCodePage and TextEncodingUseUTF8 added for use from ActiveX/COM interfaces;
  • DrawImagesToPDF() now allows multiple images to be added;
  • Minor fixes
More info about BarCode Generator SDK

What's new BarCode Generator Freeware 4.10.713:

  • Improved barcode generation;
  • GS1 (EAN128, GS-128, GS1 Datamatrix) text caption generation improved for long values;
  • TextEncodingCodePage and TextEncodingUseUTF8 added for use from ActiveX/COM interfaces;
  • DrawImagesToPDF() now allows multiple images to be added;
  • Minor fixes
More info about BarCode Generator Freeware

What's new BarCode Reader SDK 8.10.1220:

  • Improved reading of images with noise;
  • Improved PDF reading support;
  • (Pro License) new method .SplitDocument() to split PDF and TIFF files;
  • (Pro License) new source code samples on splitting PDF and TIFF documents;
  • (Pro License) new method to extract pages from PDF or TIFF: ExtractPageFromDocument();
  • Stability improvements;
  • Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode reading improved;
  • Documentation and samples updated
More info about BarCode Reader SDK 


What's new BarCode Reader Freeware 8.10.1220:

  • Improved reading of barcodes from images with noise;
  • Improved PDF reading support;
  • Stability improvements;
  • Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode reading improved;
  • Documentation and samples updated
More info about BarCode Reader freeware