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imgscalr 4.2 Released

Quick heads up to the Java developers out there using the imgscalr Image Processing Library, version 4.2 was just released! There is 1 new feature in this release and 1 bugfix: New Feature: New ULTRA_QUALITY scaling Method provides the nicest looking scaling result typically better than GIMP’s highest quality scaling method (Lanczos3)! Bug Fix: When […]

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imgscalr 4.0 released – Optimal Java Image Scaling

imgscalr is an optimized, fault-tolerant and simple Java library used to resize, rotate, filter, crop or pad images. imgscalr implements the most optimal code-paths for these tasks as recommended by the Java2D team and internally works around a number of hidden JDK and even JVM bugs pertaining to image operations via the Java2D pipeline. imgscalr […]

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imgscalr 3.2 Released

Some good news for folks using imgscalr (a Java image-scaling library), version 3.2 was released today and brings with it support for rotation, a new AsyncScalr class used for support both asynchronous scaling support as well as scale-operation throttling in high-performance systems (e.g. web application) where 100s of scaling operations firing off in parallel would bog […]

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Simple Java XML Parser (SJXP) 2.1 Released

Hot on the heals of the 2.0 release, SJXP 2.1 was released with the following changes: Fixed bug where isStartTag was always true for TAG type rules https://github.com/thebuzzmedia/simple-java-xml-parser/issues/closed#issue/6 Removed use of enhanced for-loop in code base because it caused a large number of AbstractList$Itr classes to be created for no great reason. https://github.com/thebuzzmedia/simple-java-xml-parser/issues/closed#issue/5 As always, head […]

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Simple Java XML Parser (SJXP) 2.0 Released

I am proud to scream from the top of my desk, directly at my closet, that Simple Java XML Parser (SJXP) 2.0 has just been released. The 2.0 release brings a huge performance boost over the 1.x series that decreases memory and CPU usage by an order of magnitude. Additionally, user object pass-through support was […]

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imgscalr Java Image-Scaling Library 3.1 Released

Announcement imgscalr 3.1, the high performance Java Image Scaling library was released. imgscalr’s focus has always been on simple, fast and correct image resizing in Java (an inherently convoluted subject with many different answers). The library itself consists of a single class (Scalr) and a series of thread-safe static methods used to scale an image. What is new […]

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imgscalr Java Image-Scaling Library 3.0 Released!

I would like to give a big personal thanks to Magnus Kvalheim from movellas.com for helping with one of the best features of this new release: BufferedImageOp support! Announcement imgscalr 3.0, the high performance Java Image Scaling library was released. imgscalr’s focus has always been on simple, fast and correct image resizing in Java (an […]

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imgscalr Java Image-Scaling Library 2.1 Released

Hot on the heels of the 2.0 release, imgscalr just made a 2.1 release which includes a very important enhancement that improves the visual quality of the resize operations across all the different Methods (SPEED, BALANCED or QUALITY). For some technical background on the issue, Java2D does not support all image types equally and working […]

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foursquare Check-in Hack 1.5 Released

If you are a fan of our foursquare Check-in Hack utility, then you will be happy to know version 1.5 was just released. We added support for Private check-ins, so your friends aren’t notified every single time you check-in somewhere. Thanks to user Alex Yates for the suggestion. As usual, you can grab the download […]

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QN: imgscalr Java Image-Scaling Library 2.0 Released

Version 2.0 of the imgscalr Java image-scaling library has been released. This release matures the library, tightens up every area that could get tightened up and adds some new features: * API-break: resize(BufferedImage, Method, int, int, boolean, boolean) was removed and replaced by resize(BufferedImage, Method, int, int). * DEBUG system variable added; set ‘imgscalr.debug’ to true […]

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QN: imgscalr Java Image-Scaling Library 1.2 Released

Version 1.2 of the imgscalr Java image-scaling library has been released. This release makes the library easier to use, accessible from the new The Buzz Media Maven repository and improved the logic used to determine the proportionally-scaled width and height for images depending on their orientation (LANDSCAPE or PORTRAIT). For download links, Javadoc, source code […]

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Digg v4 Troubles are Symptom of a Bigger Problem

Digg v4 continues to hit bumps along the road after its launch. Technical glitches and software bugs in the system ran rampant at launch; the type of glitches that made you feel like the release was rushed or pushed out the door for some reason. Besides the hiccups I ran into, I saw a few […]

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New AJAX Binary-to-Text and Text-to-Binary Converter Released

Along-side our other slew of handy AJAX utilities, we have just released a new Binary-to-Text and Text-to-Binary online utility. This utility is as easy to use as the others, just decide if you want to convert binary to text or text to binary, select the respective tab and then past your original text in the […]

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AJAX Base 64 Decode/Encoder & MD5 Generator Utilities

I would like to announce the launch of a couple new AJAX-enabled online utilities that software developers might find handy: Base64 Encoder/Decoder MD5 Generator For those interested the utilities are written using the Play! Framework (Java) and JQuery/JQuery UI and the Base64 and MD5 generation is backed by the Commons Codec project. These utilities are […]

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Mafia II Release Party Planning

Mafia 2 is coming out August 24th, that’s in 6 days. We will explain why you should care… Almost 8 years ago to the day, the original Mafia was released for the PC. It was, in our opinion, the best game of 2002 and a sleeper hit that garner none of the attention it deserved. […]

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Reminder: Windows 7 RC Expires in 3 Days

Friendly reminder to all the folks out there still running Windows 7 RC from last year – it expires in 3 days (probably more like 2 days by the time you read this). After the install expires, your computer will start shutting itself down automatically every 2 hours; so you should take this expiration pretty […]

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PS3 3D Firmware Update Coming this Summer

We postulated a few months ago that the PS3 would eventually win the console war with 3D and Motion Control while Microsoft was forced, earlier than 2015, to do another hardware cycle to stay caught up with the powerful PS3 platform. Not more than 2 months later some slides with 2010 3D plans for the […]

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS RAIDiator 4.1.5 Released

NETGEAR has made available the 4.1.5 release of the RAIDiator firmware (operating system) that their ReadyNAS line of personal NAS devices run. For those that aren’t familiar with the ReadyNAS line, they originally started as personal servers from a company named Infrant that provided more than just dumb network-attached disk space (like the Drobo), they […]

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Death Tank Coming to XBLA This Week

Death Tank is coming to Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday, February 18th. We’re not talking about the old Sega Saturn version, but a complete remake by Snowblind Studios.  If you don’t recall the original it is a lot like Worms, but in real time. For $15 (1200 Microsoft Points), Death Tank supports Xbox Live multiplayer […]

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Fable II DLC: Knothole Island Finally Released

After getting delayed and then having the released date posted incorrectly on Xbox.com the Fable II Knothole Island content and a bug patch finally released today. The new content is available now on Xbox Live for $10. If you’re not interested in paying for the new content but you want to play cooperatively with a […]

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JaxaFX 1.0 Released – Not a Great First User Experience

Please keep in mind I’m wearing my “Joe average user” hat that this platform is suppose to target as a delivery platform (and simplify developer’s lives in the process). I’ll admit that I’ve always had trouble with the Java plugin and Firefox on my old Windows XP SP2 desktop, Windows XP SP3 laptop and my […]

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Mirror's Edge on the PC Gets NVIDIA PhysX Material Enhancements

Ouch… right after Mirror’s Edge was released on consoles as either a love it or hate it ordeal (I’d say I lean towards the first) it looks like they are sprucing up the PC launch of the title with full physical material rendering done by the NVIDIA PhysX engine that was recently integrated directly into […]

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Upcoming Downloadable Content for Music Games

If you play you’re preferred music game anything like I do, at least 3 or 4 songs a day with longer stretches on the weekend, you’ve probably downloaded a few songs to expand your music gaming library.  Both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour have had a pretty steady stream of additional songs […]

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Want That Game Early? Try 7-11

So, you want to get your hands on the next big name title early?  Last week maybe it was Gears of War 2 or now it is World of WarCraft: Wrath of the Lich King? You might want to try your local 7-11.  Yes, the place with the Slurpees.  Most 7-11s now carry a few […]

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