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  • 20 Best Java Tools for Developers in 2021

    Hello, World! Hello Web developers! I know you all have been working great and hard on your websites, but now it’s time to give your coding a little break and explore the 20 Best Java tools of 2021 that’s sure to make your life easy.

    Java is one commercial-grade programming language that no web developer can avoid. I am sure that for most of you, much of your professional life is spent using Java.

    We may come from different schools of thought for Java – you may consider it to be the simplest programming language, and I might consider it to be the toughest, but the truth remains! If you got to develop, you got to Java!

  • 35 Python script examples | FOSS Linux

    Python is a common and in-demand programming language these days because it can create applications ranging from easy to complex. This article is for those new to Python programming and want to learn it from the ground up in a short amount of time.

  • Wireframe in UX Design – A Beginner’s Guide

    If you’re a UX designer then we want to ask a few simple questions to you…

    How would you decide the components or the elements in the navigation bar of your web pages?

    How would you decide that you need four-column grids or three-column grids on your web page?

    How would you decide on your mobile app that you need to choose a scrollable item or a fixed item of a fixed height?

    Where to put the images? Where to put the videos? Where to put the links? Where to list out the items?

    All the above questions need to be answered when you’re building an app. For a small and simple website, these things are clear and overlooked but for big companies such as Flipkart, Amazon, or Zomato these things can not be overlooked.

  • Google releases the source code for Lyra low bitrate speech codec

    Google showcased Lyra audio codec for high-quality voice calls at a low 3 kbps bitrate last February. But at the time, it was only for our eyes to see, or rather our ears to listen to, as the company did not release any software, but only audio samples with excellent quality compared to Speex @ 3 kbps or Opus @ 6 kbps.

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    The beta release provides the tools and APIs needed for Lyra encoding and decoding, and is currently optimized for the 64-bit Arm Android platform, but can also be run in Linux x86 64-bit.

    There is also an example app – lyra_android_example – that integrates with the Android NDK and offers a minimal GUI with two buttons to either record from the microphone and encode/decode with Lyra, or runs a benchmark that encodes and decodes in the background and prints the timings to logcat.

  • libbluray

    libbluray is an open-source library designed for Blu-Ray Discs playback for media players, like VLC or MPlayer. This research project is developed by an international team of developers from Doom9. Latest release is libbluray 1.3.0.

  • Quic: the Elephant in the Room

    I've stressed throughout this that a Google-like company could take this into their own hands and just implement it without buy in from anybody. That was what made Quic possible in the first place since anything else than that is beating up against an ossified and sclerotic industry. Indeed the Certificate Industrial Complex would completely lose their shit as their gravy train is shut down. Given DANE and DKIM, the use of DNS to authorize public keys for use elsewhere is well understood and should be completely safe given DNSSec, and arguably safer given that there are far fewer middle men CA's involved to screw up.

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