Credit: Flavio Polletti - Just Another Perl Hacker

Flavio Poletti recently blogged about using Barcode::ZBar for reading QR codes. In a previous life I have written applications for workflows that involved reading QR codes from documents and have also used Barcode::ZBar very effectively…highly recommended.

Back then, iirc I had quite a struggle satisfying all of the dependencies required to get it actually work. I spent a little time after reading his article to see I could successfully build it once more, this time in a Docker container. The result is this project:


It was a little difficult piecing together the required packages, but in the end it works!

Next, I may create a webservice from the container and install it on a Fargate cluster. The service will allow you to upload .png files and scan them for QR codes. Stay tuned!

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