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OpenCV for Secret Agents by Joseph Howse

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Chapter 1. Preparing for the Mission

Q: I've been saying for years, sir, that our special equipment is obsolete. And now, computer analysis reveals an entirely new approach: miniaturization.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

James Bond is not a pedestrian. He cruises in a submarine car, he straps on a rocket belt, and oh, how he skis, how he skis! He always has the latest stuff and he is never afraid to put a dent in it, much to the dismay of Q, the engineer.

As software developers in the 2010s, we are witnessing an explosion in the adoption of new platforms. Under one family's roof, we might find a mix of Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. Mom and Dad's workplaces provide different platforms. The kids have three game consoles or five ...

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