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OCR with open source tools

published by on June 24, 2008

With optical character recognition (OCR), you can scan the contents of a document into a single file of editable text. This article, which focuses on scanning books, describes the steps you need to take to prepare pages for optimal OCR results, and compares various free OCR tools to determine which is the best at extracting the text.

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JMX and firewalls

You just deployed your Java web application to production and everything is working - great! And as you always follow best practices, you included some meaningful metrics via JMX beans. You tested them locally and in test stage. But production servers have an extra firewall which prevents you from accessing any port except your web application's HTTP(S) port! What to do now?

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