Creating a GIF

Making a GIF: tools for animated graphics and short clips

 

Memes as video clips, snippets from popular shows, animated logos, or banner ads: the practical GIF format has universal appeal, and can be used in many online contexts. GIFs can be found all over the internet, but making a GIF is also a popular option, with the added bonus that...

 

Windows 7: End of Life

Windows 7 end of support: What you need to do?

 

Even years after it was first released, Windows 7 continues to be one of the favourite operating systems worldwide. But with Microsoft announcing the end of its support for Windows 7, many PC users will need to upgrade or look for an alternative. But just because Windows 7 has...

 

Webdesign trends

8 web design trends that are important for 2020

 

In 2020, web designers will, for the most part, continue focusing on what they did in 2019: user-friendliness. Web design trends continue to be shaped by the mobile revolution, which has forced web designers to have a rethink: screens have become smaller and now the internet has...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2020: beginner, advanced, and professional

 

Professionals use video editing software to create amazing films. However, video editing is not just for professionals. The best video editing programs of 2020 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

Perfect out of office message: Examples and templates

How to create the perfect out of office message

 

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be...

 

Dropbox alternatives for file hosting

Cloud storage providers: the best Dropbox alternatives

 

Dropbox is one of the most famous and most successful cloud storage services available. Its success is largely due to its many functions and ease of use. But when it comes to data protection and maximum free online storage space, this popular app isn’t the pick of the bunch....

 

What is clickbait?

‘What you’re about to read in this article has never been discussed before!’ This may not be entirely true, because the topic of clickbaiting is already commonplace in the world of social media. But by using sensational titles and descriptions like we just did, marketers and publishers aim to generate clicks to boost their ad revenue. And for the most part, it works. So how is this tactic so...

Artists and Patreon: The Path to Financial Independence?

Jack Conte and Sam Yam founded the crowd-funding platform Patreon because Conte, a musician, could no longer accept that he earned so little on YouTube. This was in spite of the fact that he had a few million subscribers. Nowadays, Patreon is a reliable income source for many creatives. However, not every user benefits from the business model, which requires expertise and certain qualifications.

SQL Injection: Protect your database system

There are daily reports on how security gaps in applications are exploited – because hardly a day goes by without a new gap being discovered or a known gap being closed. One attack method, which has always been based on exploiting such weak points, is called SQL injection. But what is actually hidden behind the malicious database exploitation and how can you protect your database system from it?

Spring Boot Tutorial: Developing Java apps with Spring Boot

For years, Spring has been one of the most popular Java frameworks. When combined with Spring Boot, it provides developers with an excellent and easy-to-use basic framework for a wide variety of applications. In our Spring Boot tutorial, we will highlight the requirements for installing and using this framework, as well as show you how to get started with your own app.

XPath Tutorial for Beginners

XPath provides you with a syntax that clearly addresses the elements of an XML document. As a path description language, XPath is the basis for query languages such as XQuery or the transformation of XML documents via XSLT. We’ll introduce to you the XPath data model and use examples to illustrate XPath syntax.

Databases – why do you need them and what kinds are there?

Databases are a fundamental part of our information society today. They organise electronic data and regulate access to it. Databases have a wide range of applications, both commercial and private. Each database system has a database management system based on a specific database model. Whilst the history of the database began with the hierarchical model, today the relational database model is the...

Binary code: what do you use the binary system for?

Computers use binary code which is made up of all “ones and zeroes”. But why? Why don’t PCs and smartphones work in the decimal system that we are all used to? The answer can be found in the technology as well as in the sheer elegance of the binary system. It is a lot simpler than many people think. Can you perform calculations with binary code too?

The Python logging module: How to locate script errors

Python logging is a module in the Python library. Since it is integrated into the source code, developers can use several commands to carry out Python logging to file, i.e. create a log file and send notes to this file that are logged when an application runs. Python logging can be used, for example, for code debugging or error communication.

Creating a Raspberry Pi cloud server with owncloud

With ownCloud software, your Raspberry Pi can be used as a private cloud, performing the same kind of tasks as clouds from major providers such as Google, Amazon, and Dropbox. Cost-effectiveness is just one of many the benefits of creating your own personal cloud; another is the privacy and security of your data. This step-by-step Raspberry Pi cloud tutorial explains how to set up ownCloud.

Using Raspberry Pi as NAS (network-attached storage)

If you are looking for a central storage system for your own files, you will find the right solution in an NAS system (network attached storage). Since these pre-fabricated boxes are not cheap, using Raspberry Pi as an NAS server host is becoming more and more popular. Combined with USB hard disks or sticks that can be bought anywhere, the minicomputer becomes the perfect storage device for music,...


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