How to Keep Your Developers EngagedRead More

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Retaining good developers is a critical task that companies have to actively pursue. Developers need to be supported, engaged, and interested in the work; otherwise, boredom in their role could lead to them seeking opportunities elsewhere. Whether you are a company leader, team lead, or a developer yourself, understanding what attracts and interests developers to […]

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Implementing Automation into Your Development ProcessRead More

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Nowadays, the rapid development of technology has made automation the new norm. Thanks to AI-powered algorithms and machine learning (ML) technologies, many digital companies have been able to automate several aspects of their business: cybersecurity, document processing, app testing, cloud computing, and so on. As the graph below shows, global spending on robotic process automation […]

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The Benefits of Reusing Code For Software DevelopmentRead More

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Modern software development has rapidly evolved the focus of the field from creating new and innovative software to finding ways to make development processes sustainable, smarter, more productive, and faster. Consequently, tech solutions – like inbound routing features – are now inseparable from business operations. Thanks to the unanimity of software within various fields, teams […]

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How to Optimize Communications Within Remote Development TeamsRead More

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61% of professionals now prefer a fully remote environment to a conventional office space. A workforce that can work from anywhere allows businesses to draw upon a much larger pool of talent than before. It also allows them to improve productivity, especially if professionals are working in different time zones. Good communication is essential to […]

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Detect and Prevent Phishing with Low-Code WorkflowsRead More

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Cybercrime has risen significantly in the past few years, threatening not only your users’ data, but your platform’s stability as a whole. One particularly effective and damaging aspect of cybercrime is phishing, or the practice of sending deceptive messages designed to trick the recipient into revealing sensitive or personally identifying information. In 2020, the FBI’s […]

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3 Best Practices to Improve Team Communication When Developing New SoftwareRead More

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  You’ve chosen your team and you’re developing exciting new software. But things are going awry. You keep noticing team members arguing with each other and glancing at the clock. So what’s going wrong? It’s likely a lack of communication. The importance of soft skills in STEM environments is often overlooked. Yet, it’s one that […]

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Amazon S3 path-based URLs deprecationRead More

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Last year Amazon AWS announced plans to deprecate the path-style access to the S3 buckets. In that model, Amazon S3 URLs follow the format where bucket name is specified in the path part of the URL, as shown below: <i>https://s3.</i><i>Region</i><i>.amazonaws.com/</i><i>bucket-name</i><i>/</i><i>key name</i> For some time now, Amazon AWS has provided an alternate way to access S3 […]

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Measuring image similarity with N-dimensional vectorsRead More

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In machine learning and pattern recognition, a feature is an individual measurable property or characteristic of a phenomenon being observed. […] a feature vector is an n-dimensional vector of numerical features that represent some object. – Wikipedia Isn’t it amazing that you can represent something as a 500-dimensional vector? Many people, especially if they are not actively engaged in […]

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Why Filestack Makes Sense For E-CommerceRead More

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Today’s successful e-commerce businesses prioritize customer experience. Fast response times, clear photos, aligned text, reliable performance, and an intuitive and feature-rich interface all impact brand perception and customer satisfaction. These factors will even affect your e-commerce website’s ability to attract online customers because major search engines, like Google, factor load speeds and responsiveness in their […]

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10 Top Code Learning ResourcesRead More

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In today’s technology-driven society, the ability to code is a high-value skill that opens up job opportunities and offers unique ways to make an impact on the world. If you’re interested in learning to code, you may find the following resources helpful. Let’s take a look! Codeacademy Codeacademy is an online educational portal where people […]

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A Look Into DevWeek Austin 2019Read More

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The Filestack team had the privilege of attending DevNetwork’s DeveloperWeek Expo and Hackathon this year in Austin, TX. This is where DevNetwork’s largest network of developers in the region came together to learn and compete in Austin’s largest challenge-driven hackathon, with over $12,000 in prizes awarded to winners. Filestack provided a challenge to hackers that […]

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6 Simple Ways to Automatically Improve Your Site’s PerformanceRead More

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Every developer knows that the images that live in your application carry a substantial amount of weight when evaluating the health of your site. When your site’s performance is maximized, not only is your user experience top-notch, but your site is given a major boost from an SEO perspective. When images aren’t properly optimized, your […]

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Filestack Image Captioning: An Image Describer Using Attention NetworksRead More

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The twenty-first century or, in other words, the Artificial Intelligence Era was started with the advent of deep learning in computer vision. Here, data scientists’ main goal was to extract visual features from images, classify them, and detect objects. As another point of view, during the past years, Natural Language Processing algorithms played an inevitable […]

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Thanks for having us, TechCrunch!Read More

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At Filestack, we love developers, so we were thrilled to be a part of an event with the brightest hackers in the business. With over 500 in attendance and over $140,000 in prizes, Filestack was able to provide hackers with API tools to upload, transform and deliver files into their applications at TechCrunch Disrupt. While […]

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Introducing the Power of Filestack Transformations in a Modern User InterfaceRead More

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At Filestack, our mission is to create a complete toolkit for content processing that evolves with the needs of developers. We’ve built a series of use case specific tools and APIs including file uploads (1.8B uploads to date), transformations (27B content processing operations in 2019), intelligence and delivery which can all be tied together with […]

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Image Processing with Filestack Object DetectionRead More

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Take a look at the latest Filestack tutorial. In this video we’ll walk you through how to configure our Object Detection feature within Filestack Workflows. You’ll see first hand how we’re able to detect specific image elements, filter or blur out those elements and apply transformations parameters to the overall image. Ready to get started? […]

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Fast Responsive Images for Any Screen Size Using < picture >, srcset and AdaptiveRead More

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Many folks don’t use HTML5 <picture> tag or webp for optimizing images (and they should!) We’ll explain how to use dynamic image sizing and webp, a new(ish) image format from Google that can make png’s and jpg’s. The results are great. We can reduce a large page from about 30MB to 5MB. We’ll look at “old school” methods to solve […]

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From MNIST Classification to Intelligent Check ProcessingRead More

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Automated analysis and information extraction from pictures of structured documents is one of the use cases we have at Filestack for applied machine learning. We are working with envelopes, receipts, invoices, and most recently: checks. Checks are a medium of a little archaic form of monetary transfers – almost unseen outside United States, nevertheless used […]

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Arm Your Application with Filestack Virus DetectionRead More

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If you’re a developer, application security is always at the forefront of your mind. That’s where Filestack Virus Detection comes in. If your application is accepting public file uploads of any kind, it’s important to protect your system from malicious activity with Virus Detection.  Configured within Filestack Workflows using if/then commands, Virus Detection scans files […]

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The Complete Image File Extension List for DevelopersRead More

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JPEGs. PDFs. SVGs. Even for the most savvy developers, keeping track of all available image file extensions isn’t easy. Using the wrong (or suboptimal) file format could result in: Low image/video/audio quality Unnecessarily large file sizes Slow delivery of large files Inaccessibility of data within the file Simply put, knowing and understanding the many types […]

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Gain More Control Over Your Documents with Document DetectionRead More

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Overview In late 2018 when we released the Document Detection service at Filestack, no one anticipated it to become an essential intelligence task alongside OCR. If you are working with images that contain documents inside, it’s essential to find your document in the image by detecting the edges and border of the document, transforming its […]

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Document Detection: An Intelligence Task for Intelligent ApplicationsRead More

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When you scan documents like invoices or receipts, they might be rotated, folded, or blurry. To work with them you need a process to detect your document inside, generate its bounding box, transform the detected document to fit the whole image (keeping its aspect ratio), and pre-process it to increase the OCR (optical character recognition) […]

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A Closer Look at Filestack TransformationsRead More

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Image transformations are Filestack’s bread and butter. With Filestack Transformations, you’re able to apply immediate transformations to any image at any URL in an intuitive and easy-to-integrate way, so that images are adjusted and corrected the moment users upload them. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Filestack Transformations to transform images without […]

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Comparing Image Tagging Services: Google Vision, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Amazon Rekognition and ClarifaiRead More

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Prior to integrating image tagging into our our API, here at Filestack we evaluated four of the most popular image tagging services. To determine which service to use, we looked at features, pricing, image size limits, rate limits, performance and accuracy. Ultimately, we decided to go with Google Vision, but the other services might be a good […]

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