Android: Speech To Text using API

Android: Speech To Text using API

Android has a very cool feature that still many developers dont know. Apps like Any.DO uses speech to text conversion feature quite creatively. In today’s world of Siri, voice commands are of utmost importance....

Google Blockly Maze Solved!!

Google Blockly Maze Solved!!

Yesterday Google published an amazing tool google-blockly which is more or less similar to MIT Scratch. Blockly is a web-based, graphical programming language. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing...

Java MD5 Hashing & Salting: Secure Your Passwords

Java MD5 Hashing & Salting: Secure Your Passwords

The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm is a widely used cryptographic hash function that produces a 128-bit (16-byte) hash value. MD5 has been employed in a wide variety of security applications, and is also commonly used...

Index Skip Scan in Oracle

Index Skip Scan in Oracle

With Oracle 9i, the Cost-Based Optimizer (CBO) is equipped with many useful features, one of them is “Index skip scan“. In previous releases a composite index could only be used if the first column,...