AWS Polly is a service from Amazon that turns text into speech. Its very simple to use and produces high quality audio files very quickly. Building voice enabled applications is now really easy and simple. Its great for all types of applications such as games, chatbots and learning. At Easyblog.org we use it for converting comments and other text into audio files for children to listen to. This type of accessibility feature can really help young children, especially those with learning or other challenges in their life.
Lets take a quick look into how you can integrate AWS Polly into a website. We will store the mp3 file in S3 and retrieve it for playback on a website.
We will then take this a step further and integrate it into an html webpage that submits the text to polly via JQuery Ajax and plays the result.
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I thought I would take a few moments to post a selection of my most frequently used macOS developer apps that I think other people should check out. Most of these applications are also available on other platforms, check out their web pages for more information.
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Following up on my recent post, Simple Bash Server Check Script, I wanted to continue the theme of server monitoring and discuss gathering some basic system information.
In this article I will discuss using Linux tools such as dmidecode to gather information such as server uptime, memory, cpu and networking information. I will explain some of the commands used, but this post is more about giving you ideas and examples, you will also need to do your own research on the commands to fully understand them.
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Recently I have been working on some BASH scripts to remotely check the status of various servers. There are lots of paid and free tools out there to do this kind of monitoring but for those wanting to try out their own scripts below is some useful commands and hints you can use.
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