Data Structures Part 1: Introduction

Welcome to the very first of what will be a series of posts designed to provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of data structures in computer science. The goal of this series is to provide a free, easy to use guide to help you further your understanding of one of the most fundamental topics in a computer science education.

This series will cover a good number of the most fundamental of data structures, as well as a few less-common ones. By the end of this series you should have a firm grasp on what some of the various data structures are, how they work and how to implement them.

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Creating an OpenCV 4 Project in Visual Studio 2017

In my previous tutorial, I outlined how to build the OpenCV 4 library on Microsoft Windows 10. In that tutorial, however, I did not mention how to use that library in an actual project. This time around I will be showing you how to create an OpenCV 4 project within Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.

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Installing OpenCV 4 on Windows 10

I love working with the OpenCV library, but it can be a royal pain in the butt to get it installed and running on your machine. This is especially true for Microsoft Windows. Despite a Google search turning up plenty of results for articles promising … “Installing OpenCV 4 on Windows 10”

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Let’s Write a Simple Disassembler for the Intel 8080 Microprocessor

Typically my weekends are spent hiking with my camera, but this past weekend I was knocked down by a pretty nasty cold. As a result, I found myself toying around with various programming projects I’ve had laying around. Here for awhile I’ve been curious how … “Let’s Write a Simple Disassembler for the Intel 8080 Microprocessor”

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Dumping Map Tiles from MBTiles Database With Python

MBTiles is a database format, developed by Mapbox, for storing tiled data. It’s a relatively simple database format that allows for a convenient, portable way to store map tile data. Here recently, I’ve been developing code that works with tiled map data, including data contained … “Dumping Map Tiles from MBTiles Database With Python”

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CS Review – Binary Numbers

Welcome to what will be the first in an ongoing series aimed at reviewing computer science topics. Today we will be diving into binary number representation. Understanding binary is an important step in gaining a better understanding of how the computer works on a lower … “CS Review – Binary Numbers”

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Python – How to Capture Video Feed from Webcam Using OpenCV

Have you ever written code to interface with a webcam? Well, if you have then you know that it can be a royal pain in the ass. And God forbid you want it to be a cross platform solution! The good news is that there … “Python – How to Capture Video Feed from Webcam Using OpenCV”

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Quickly Generating Primes Below n With the Sieve of Eratosthenes

The uses for prime numbers in computer science are nearly endless. They are useful for everything from hashing, cryptology, factorization and all sorts of applications in-between. There exists a great number of algorithms that allow us to quickly generate primes, but today we are going … “Quickly Generating Primes Below n With the Sieve of Eratosthenes”

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