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In the list published by IEEE Spectrum on the top programming languages for 2020, it is interesting to see the change in trends. My observations: Python (as expected) retains the top slot for the last four years. JavaScript is slowly raising in popularity, it would’ve been in the top 2, had it not been for AI, ML & Python. C# suddenly has vanished from the top 10 this year, feels odd as the comments in the article page point out. Similarly, PHP going out from the top 10 for last two years, I am surprised with this – as WordPress…

Binary code

Glancing through the FREE book “Reverse Engineering for Beginners”, brought a lot of fun memories that I had with assembly language and doing Hex dump of executables. Sharing two examples below: 1. My first freeware (downloaded by thousands) around 1996-97…

Having been a Windows GUI guy for nearly two decades, I am rediscovering the charm of command-line and Windows Batch files to automate repetitive tasks. A few weeks back, I had shared a batch file to backup my WordPress blog running in Windows. In this post, I am sharing a simple batch file to resize all the images in a folder using the powerful image manipulation library called ImageMagick. Earlier, I was using Adobe Photoshop Elements’ “Process Multiple Files” applet for this purpose. ImageMagick is open-source and free! An awesome tool chest that offers numerous image editing functions, and, it…

Tesseract OCR for Tamil text in PDF

சில நாட்களுக்கு முன் நண்பர் மணி மணிவண்ணன் அவரது பேஸ்புக் பக்கத்தில், தமிழ்நாட்டுப் பாடநூல் நிறுவனம், சென்னை, 1985இல் வெளியிட்ட”தமிழ்‌- தமிழ்‌ அகரமுதலி” என்ற நூல் இலவசமாக மின் புத்தக வடிவில் கிடைக்கிறது எனவும், அதன் இணைப்பையும் கொடுத்திருந்தார். பயனுள்ள நூல் இது. உடனே பதிவிறக்கம் செய்தேன். தமிழ் இணையக் கல்விக்கழகம் இந்த நூலை நல்ல…