Topic: compression algorithms

Apple open-sources compression algorithm

Last year at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a low-energy, high-performance compression algorithm to its developers. The LZFSE compression library and command-line tool reference implementation are now available on GitHub under Apple’s own license. The code was originally released on GitHub 19 days ago. LZFSE was specifically designed to save energy on portable devices. … continue reading

Google introduces new compression algorithm

Two years ago, Google released the Zopfli compression algorithm, which saw large-scale interest. Yesterday, the company followed it up that with a new open-source compression algorithm known as Brotli. Zopfli was quickly adopted by developers building PNG optimizers or other Web-useful items, like font compression. The goal for Brotli is to enable even more use … continue reading

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