Jan Fajfr posts

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The basics of face recognition

Face Recognition is definitely one of the most popular computer vision problems. Thanks to its popularity it has been well studied over the last 50 years. The first intents to explore face recognition were made in the 60's however it was until the 90's when Turk and Pentland implemented the "Eigenfaces" algorithm, that this field showed some really exciting and useful results. Bright future Face recognition is recently getting more and more attention and we can anticipate bright future of this field. Security was historically…

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Face recognition in RIA applications

Face recognition is exciting machine learning task which during the last decade has brought some good results, used mainly in security applications to perform person identification. However it used to be reserved only to university research and implemented only by companies specializing in this field. But the time invested into this field by universities, companies and independent developers has brought its result in the means of several open-source libraries which any developer can use to perform image processing tasks including face recognition. Take a look…

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Use Azure Blob Storage in your application

This article will describe how to make use of Azure Blob Storage in order to add an "electronic vault" functionality to your application. This post follows the first one which made the introduction to Azure and described how to deploy existing application to Azure. Let's recall the architecture of the application and see the changes which will be made while adding the connection to Azure Blob Storage. The application is already deployed to Azure, it is hosted by a Web Role and uses Azure SQL…

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Taking .NET applications to the Cloud

One of our latest  research and development projects has been an online banking application, which we use to demonstrate the latest tendencies in .NET development. When it came to deployment, we could not find a suitable machine to publish the application. But wait, these days that’s not a problem any more. When you need to deploy a new application you can just publish it to the nearest cloud! The choice obviously came to Azure platform. The question was just how painful the deployment will be?…

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