PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 – end-of-life (EOL) on November 30, 2020

 

PHP 7.2 will not be supported much longer. Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code. This will make sure security gaps are closed, bugs are fixed, and the performance of web offers won’t...

 

Zoom fatigue

Zoom fatigue: how to avoid getting tired during video conferences

 

The number of people working from home has increased rapidly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and so has, of course, the number of online meetings. Video conferencing is an indispensable tool in working remotely, but also comes with drawbacks. Video calls quickly...

 

What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

Zoom alternative

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organising video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

What is Lua? An introduction to the programming language

Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, and embeddable programming language, which makes it particularly suitable for use in large video games and popular programs. However, Lua is not very well known when compared to other scripting languages. It is high time to change that. In this article, we’ll provide an introduction to the programming language Lua.

Webinar software: a comparison of the best webinar platforms

To set up a webinar, all you need is a computer and webinar software. Due to the many different webinar providers out there, the selection of solutions can be a challenge to sift through. Here, we’ll introduce you to six popular webinar platforms and compare their advantages and disadvantages. We also explain what to look out for when searching for the perfect webinar software.

WireGuard VPN: the basics

Virtual private networks are becoming more and more popular among end users. However, the widespread VPN protocols are not optimised for modern use. With WireGuard, a lean alternative is now generally available. Boasting energy efficiency and low requirements on hardware, WireGuard could establish itself as the standard VPN solution of the future.

The hash table: fast database access to hash values

A hash table is created using the hash function. This is a method for reducing digital information in such a way that extensive data sets can be retrieved quickly in internet-based databases. This method also makes it possible to implement sophisticated security features using encryption when transferring data.

Runtime environments: explanation and examples

Runtime environments provide all the functions that a computer program needs to run. This enables programs to run with the same features and user interface regardless of the operating system being used. Keep reading to find out how runtime environments work and learn about relevant examples.

Brute force attacks: when passwords are served on a silver platter

Being constantly faced with headlines about stolen passwords, it’s understandable that many users are concerned. Your best bet is to make your passwords as complicated as possible and have them consist of many different types of characters. But even this won’t help if it’s the actual log-in area that isn’t secure enough. Even today, attackers are still successful with the notorious and simple...

CSS Flexbox: More options for designing a webpage

Mobile Internet presents a challenge for web designers: How should one sensibly design a layout if they don’t know the size of the screen? With CSS Flexbox, designers can create a flexible layout that dynamically and intelligently adjusts to the available space. Our Flexbox tutorial shows how this works.

SASS: next-level CSS?

If you design your own website, then you probably work with CSS. But have you ever thought about SASS? The practical preprocessor extends the popular stylesheet language with various helpful functions and makes it even easier for you to design. Variables, loops, case distinctions, and practical mixins make your life as a web designer easier. We explain to you what SASS can do better than CSS.

Deno: A runtime environment for JavaScript and TypeScript

Deno – a product name that seems to come from ‘a land before our time time’. Behind this name, however, is an extremely innovative runtime environment for JavaScript, which has declared war on the precursor Node.js. This runtime top dog is extremely popular in the JavaScript community, despite its errors and weaknesses. What are the characteristics of Deno as a runtime solution?


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