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Top 3 color quantization algorithms

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I have been writing on the desktop image processing application. At the version 1.0, I use the octree color quantization algorithm to reduce image to 256 colors, which is highly memory efficient with each pixel assigned the color at the center of the octree bin in which it falls. On the other hand, generates the palette using the distribution of colors in the image, but it does not consider the frequency of color. This means that if an image is composed of similar colors overall but has many different low-frequency colors or noise, octree's results can be very poor.

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Compress files faster using Snappy

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Snappy is the fast compression/decompression library from Google. It does not target to reduce compression size but it does faster compression. Most of the open source products use Snappy.

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MailHog - Web and API based SMTP testing

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Most of the projects will have a requirement of sending and receiving mails. We have mentioned about GreenMail - Email Test Framework, in our previous article about API based SMTP testing. In this article, we discuss about MailHog - Web and API based SMTP testing. You send out a mail from your code and you can check it via web visually and also via API. Those who do API testing can check via API. Developers may want to visually verify the format of the mail. MailHog is a best bet for SMTP testing.

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JWT Authentication using Auth0 Library

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Json Web Token shortly called as JWT becomes defacto standard for authenticating REST API. In a traditional web application, once the user login credentials are validated, loggedin user object will be stored in session. Till user logs out, session will remain and user can work on the web application without any issues. Rest world is stateless, it is difficult to identify whether the user is already authenticated. One way is to use authenticate every API but that would be too expensive task as the client has to provide credentials in every API. Another approach is to use token.

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Generate Thumbnail in Java using Thumbnailator library 

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In our work there will be situation where we need to resize the image, generate thumbnails and so on. Users need to have little bit of image processing knowledge to achieve it. We have Java ImageIO APIs to achieve these functionalities. As said, we need to be aware of or spend time in learning these APIs. To help us, Thumbnailator library provides easy fluent style API and generates thumbnail in simple three lines of code.

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GreenMail - Email Test Framework in Java

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In any project there will be a need to send mail out to users. It could be an alert mail, forget password or authentication related mail. Mail is the default communication between the software and the users. As a developer, we can write code, to send out a mail but we need to make sure whether it got successfully received and how the body of mail, Is it the same like what we have sent. GreenMail is a Email test framework which helps to send and receive mails. It is a test framework which supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP including SSL.

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Activiti - Open Source Business Automation

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Activiti Cloud is the first Cloud Native BPM framework built to provide a scalable and transparent solution for BPM implementations in cloud environments. The BPM discipline was created to provide a better understanding of how organisations do their work and how this work can be improved in an iterative fashion.

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Enhancing The Experience With Android TV: Briefly About One Developer's Impressions

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In my software development career, I have always been attracted to new technologies and innovative solutions. Project by project, I have been exploring something new, discovering and implementing different approaches and trying new solutions. When Android TV showed up, I set a new personal goal. I described my impressions and the overall opinion on the application development for Android TV right here. Hope you will find it useful and interesting.

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Microsoft acquires GitHub. Is it Good or Bad?

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Microsoft announced that it is acquiring GitHub for 7.5 Billion dollars. GitHub is a most used Software developer and Code hosting platform. It hosts more than 80 million code repository and more than 20 million developers collaborate in GitHub. In addition to managing code repositories, GitHub has developed many tools to increase the productivity of developers. Almost 70% of open source projects hosted in GitHub. Microsoft is a big corporate leader and it buying a open source code hosting company, Is it good or bad?

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Ngnix - High Performance Web Server, Proxy Server, Content Cache and Reverse Proxy

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Nginx is a High Performance Web Server, Proxy Server, Content Cache and Reverse Proxy server. It can also be used as mail proxy server and a generic TCP/UDP proxy server. Nginx claims to be more efficient and faster in the Web space compared to the other web servers. This can be evident with the architecture which is based on asynchronous event-driven approach. The event driven architecture enables to scale to hundreds / thousands of concurrent connections.

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ONLYOFFICE Document Server, an online office app for Nextcloud and ownCloud

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ONLYOFFICE Document Server is a free collaborative online office suite including viewers and editors for texts, spreadsheets and presentations, fully compatible with Office Open XML formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx). This article provides you the overview of ONLYOFFICE Document Server, its features, installation and integration with Nextcloud and ownCloud.

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Exonum Blockchain Framework by the Bitfury Group

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Exonum is an extensible open source blockchain framework for building private blockchains which offers outstanding performance, data security, as well as fault tolerance. The framework does not include any business logic, instead, you can develop and add the services that meet your specific needs. Exonum can be used to build various solutions from a document registry to a DevOps facilitation system.

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Europe Copyright reform may affect Open Source Ecosystem

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Europe is planning to bring in new copyright law, which would require code sharing sites to monitor copyright content to avoid potential copyright infringement. The proposed Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive targets every online service that allows its users to upload and share content with each other, including code hosting platforms.

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An Introduction to the UnQLite Embedded NoSQL Database Engine

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UnQLite is an embedded NoSQL database engine. It's a standard Key/Value store similar to the more popular Berkeley DB and a document-store database similar to MongoDB with a built-in scripting language called Jx9 that looks like Javascript. Unlike most other NoSQL databases, UnQLite does not have a separate server process. UnQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete database with multiple collections is contained in a single disk file. The database file format is cross-platform, you can freely copy a database between 32-bit and 64-bit systems or between big-endian and little-endian architectures.

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AbanteCart - Easy to use open source e-commerce platform, helps selling online

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AbanteCart is a free, open source shopping cart that was built by developers with a passion for free and accessible software. Founded in 2010 (launched in 2011), the platform is coded in PHP and supports MySQL. AbanteCart’s easy to use admin and basic layout management tool make this open source solution both easy to use and customizable, depending on the skills of the user. AbanteCart is very user-friendly, it is entirely possible for a user with little to no coding experience to set up and use this cart. If the user would be limited to the themes and features available in base AbanteCart, there is a marketplace where third-party extensions or plugins come to the rescue.

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An introduction to web cache proxy server - nuster

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Nuster is a simple yet powerful web caching proxy server based on HAProxy. It is 100% compatible with HAProxy, and takes full advantage of the ACL functionality of HAProxy to provide fine-grained caching policy based on the content of request, response or server status. This article gives an overview of nuster - web cache proxy server, its installation and few examples of how to use it.

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Univention Corporate Server - An open source identity management system

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Univention Corporate Server is an open source identity management system, an IT infrastructure and device management solution and an extensible platform with a store-like App Center that includes tested third party applications and further UCS components: This is what Univention combines in their main product Univention Corporate Server, a Debian GNU/Linux based enterprise distribution. This article provides you the overview of Univention Corporate Server, its feature and installation.

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Code Sponsor closing down on December 8 2017

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Code Sponsor helps by connecting sponsors with open source projects. Open source projects which are hosted in Github, will display advertisement in their Readme page. It works similar to Google adsense. Now code sponsor has announced to shut down their service.

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How to get sponsors for your open source projects

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Open source projects are free to use but the developers should be economically happy so that they could give time and energy to the project. There are lot of projects which are good but not able to sustain in the long run. In this article we will discuss about how to get sponsors for open source projects.

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LetsEncrypt certificate using ZeroSSL tools

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Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority. It uses ACME protocol to validate your domain. If you have complete control over your domain, you can get a certificate for free. In order to provide secure access to your public network like HTTPS, LDAPS etc you need a certificate from a Certificate Authority. The cost of the certificate range from 10$ to 100$. If you want a wildcard certificate then it may cost more. The certificate is valid for one year and you need to pay and renew every year. Let's Encrypt comes for the rescue. You can create and renew certificate for few.

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