As explained in part two of this series, OBS is a tool that makes it possible to create your ‘virtual camera’. We can use this camera in conferencing tools like Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google meet, Signal, and so on. OBS is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, so it will probably work on your system as well. In this part I’m going to explain how to get and install OBS, then we’re going to use it together with the chromakey screen. I’ll focus on the virtual camera support, but the OBS suite can do a lot more. It is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. It allows you to apply filters, supports NFI (via a plug-in) and much more.
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In the first part of the small series about videoconferencing, I talked about the hardware. As promised, this time it’s all about the software, and you don’t have to spend any money on it!
Since most of us are more or less forced to work from home, we’re using Zoom, Google meet, Microsoft Teams, Slack or other videoconferencing programs to keep in touch with each other. Even though most programs allow you to blur your background or replace it with a nice image, it isn’t ideal and the quality isn’t that good. On the other hand, you don’t want to be in a situation that you’re in the middle of an important meeting, and find out that you forgot to clean up that pile of laundry or other private goods that you rather don’t show to the outer world.
Since I’ve been working on a Mac, I replaced the default terminal with iTerm2. It provides some nice features like searching, autocomplete, or allowing to see images in the terminal. But this one is my favorite one, the undo close tab / session.
As developer, you probably have to work with APIs. Either you consume them, or perhaps you build them. Most of the time an API provides some sort of JSON response or perhaps XML. When the implementation is complete, it provides documentation as well, using the OpenAPI specification. This however is not what this blog is about.
Now it’s time for something completely different. Lately I’ve been watching some great videos from Matthew Perks, he has a YouTube channel called DIY Perks. This inspired me to pick up my own little project to create our own Magic Mirror.
This is a blog post that tries to give a pragmatic explanation about what a monad is, and what problem it tries to solve. This post is written by Ties van de Ven and Justus Brugman.
After my last post, it would be a good time to do a bit more of a technical story.
The goal will be to set up a Hello World application using the Play framework,
a front-end based on Angular running on a Docker image, deployed in your local running Kubernetes!
So let’s play!
Nowadays you can’t walk into an IT department without hearing discussions about containerization.
Should we move to OpenStack or OpenShift?
Do we want to use Pivotal Cloud Foundry?
What about Docker Swarm or Kubernetes?
How to integrate our new kubernetes cluster into our CI/CD pipelines?
Today I’ve been working exactly minus 23 days at JDriven. So as you might expect, officially I’ll be starting there at the first of July. For my new employer, this is no reason at all not to invite you on the seminars they provide for their people, so yes this proved as well there is a reason to make this next step into choosing for JDriven. So last Thursday there I headed to headquarters at Nieuwegein for a full day workshop about Microservices, given by nobody else than Sam Newman!