Here is a record of how I managed to build libJpeg for Windows, Visual Studio 2012: 1.) Download & unzip the source, I downloaded it from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/libjpeg/files/latest/download?source=files 2.) Launch the Visual Studio Command console. To launch it, search for ‘command’ in the start menu, and you should see something like ‘Developer Command Prompt for […]
Snappy is a little fast software compression library by google. It eschews high compression rates for speed, it is very easy to use. Building it on windows for use with visual studio etc. is relatively straight-forward due to this github project by kmanley which provides it with a visual studio solution. https://github.com/kmanley/snappy-msvc To build the […]
Sometime software development is all about doing the same things over and over again! I keep on forgetting how to get a windows application to remember it size and position in between runs, and I keep on re-finding this handy post that describes how it’s done
We were very pleased to hear the thecorknews.ie won the ‘Best Online Publication’ award at the 2014 Irish Web Awards yesterday. Congratulations to The Cork News team! We are especially proud as we helped Pride Design build the site some years ago. It was technically quite a challenging website to build but as always Drupal […]
I am currently testing some video encoding times for a computer vision project that I am working on using the OpenCV video functionality in windows. I hate wrestling with all of the OpenCV library files, but to use VideoWriter you just need to use the following libs: opencv_coreXXX.lib opencv_highguiXXX.lib Where XXX is the version number […]
The register reported today about a nasty SQl injection vulnerability in Drupal 7 (in the Database abstraction API): http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/drupal_megavuln_sql_injection/ Better upgrade to 7.32!
So as mentioned in a previous post I have been doing some python software work to integrate a client’s could application with intercom.io. The intercom REST interface is nicely designed and quite straightforward to use. Applications send events to their intercom account (with optional event data) when their users do interesting things, intercom can be […]
If for some insane reason you are looking for Visual Basic 3.0 (perhaps you need to read some very old VB software source code) then it can be downloaded from here: http://vetusware.com/download/Visual%20Basic%203.0/?id=3657 You will have to register on the vetusware.com site first which is straightforward enough. This is handy if you have some old VB3 […]
I have been writing a lot of Software Engineering Specifications of late – requirements and functional specs and the like. Microsoft Word has been just driving me mad, it is the most infuriating piece of software ever written and seems to only get worse as time goes on. I thought to myself, “Why am I […]
Today I am busy installing Windows XP (professional) and Visual Studio 6(!) onto a virtual machine, don’t ask…… I was sure I had seen the back of VB6….. .