I have been busy over the last few days integrating Intercom into a client’s cloud app. I have integrated quite a few SaaS systems of late (and written not a few REST interfaces myself) and I am quite enjoying this integration as the data model is good and the REST interface is reasonably easy to […]
Today I am working on the software integration of a client’s cloud app into Pipedrive. Pipedrive is a cloud based lead and sales tracking app, it exports a nicely designed REST API – but it can make make ones head spin at times! One rather annoying/amusing thing is that pipedrive seem to have taken it […]
Ridge Solutions was mentioned in a short article on the Greenhouse browser plugin in the Irish Times Yesterday: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/greenhouse-effect-lets-us-voters-see-political-funding-1.1853040 The software’s the easy bit, I think that ‘Open Government’ has quite a ways to go in Ireland yet!
While wandering around the Fail Better exhibition at the Trinity Science Gallery I spotted the first hand-built Raspberry Pi prototype! Prototypes are great! This one sports an Atmel processor. Now I would love to see the protype software that ran on this early raspberry pi, anybody?!
Here is an interesting article detailing which software technologies will be hot in 2014 (in the author’s opinion). I have been especially interested in AngularJS of late, I hope to use it soon to great effect on an HTML5 UI for a smart camera. http://java.dzone.com/articles/dev-tech-will-be-hot-2014
News today the Facebook is buying WhatsApp for an obscene amount of money got me interested in which software technologies they use at the back-end, my interest was further increased due to a FB post from Microsoft BizSpark saying that WhatsApp is one of their start-ups, could they possibly use MS technology I wondered? Well […]
Recently a very curious new technology and software centric group called ‘Code for all Ireland‘ was set-up. In their words group aims to: Code For Ireland develops apps and services to solve community challenges and problems to assist government / public sector bodies become more open, transparent and efficient. From looking at their website, it […]
Setting up a PIC timer to the correct frequency can be a tricky business for the uninitiated Software Engineer (i.e. Me). So I was pretty happy when I came across this great on-line tool whereby you just type in your oscillator frequency and desired interrupt rate and it generates the setup code for you! For […]
It took me about 3 years to figure this out. In .Net when you save an 8 bit bitmap from software (PixelFormat.Format8bppIndexed) via Save() it is saved by default in a compressed format (as is allowed by the .bmp pseudo-standard). Now some Machine Vision libraries can’t load compressed 8 bit bitmaps (poor old Cognex, bless) […]
libpng is the standard software library for creating .png image files. It can be built for arm with NEON SIMD support. Cross compiling it for ARM is reasonably straight forward. Its only dependency is zlib which configure can have problems finding. Before building libpng you will first need to compile zlib. Then download the libpng […]