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    Steganography API at your service.

    January 26, 2021

    Steganography is the art and science of embedding secret messages in a cover message so that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message.  The most common example is to hide a message in an image file without compromising how the image looks. The majority of the people

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    HacktoberFest – done; Why care?

    December 17, 2019

    I still remember the good ol’ times where I almost convince an entire company to allow their > 500 employees to contribute to an opensource or a free software project at least 1 hour a month. The journey was hard. I prepared a strategy and facilitated the discussion, and spend numerous hours taking to smart

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    The Wind Through the Keyhole and the future of APIs

    January 14, 2019

    First, let me invite you to the magical world of Stephen King’s novel The Wind Through the Keyhole and in the precise moment when the Ka-tet is hiding from the Starkblast. At this very moment, Roland tells a story that inspired me to write an article about APIs. Let me remind you of the story

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    How to engage us, developers to use your API.

    March 17, 2016

    There are tens of thousands of API’s available. More to come. Most of the companies though, have troubles engaging developers to use them. So I have decided to share a few thoughts and ideas on how you can do that, based on my experience. Design your API well Nobody likes powerful, but not developer-friendly APIs.

  • Voice navigation – bringing your app to the next level?

    March 1, 2016

    This morning I was surprised by Google Drive. They offered me to use voice for some basic commands, instead of selecting them or using a shortcut (in my case). A few months ago I created an experiment by combining the shiny SoHo Interface with a few good working opensource javascript implementations for voice and gesture