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,...

 

Create Alexa Skills

Program Alexa Skills easily by yourself

 

Alexa Skills extends the functionality of your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or any other smart speaker from the Echo series with additional abilities. You can activate extensions for the virtual voice assistant in the Alexa Skills Store for free. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon also...

 

What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

 

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory, because the user...

 

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...

 

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

Storytelling: stories as online marketing measures

Storytelling describes one of the biggest marketing trends in recent years: Nowadays there are so many multimedia offers online that it’s difficult for marketers to get far with classic advertising. High-quality content is needed, especially good stories which move people emotionally and stick in their mind. This guide explains how storytelling works in marketing and introduces successful...

The best alternatives to Amazon at a glance

Amazon’s market power is huge and puts other mail-order companies worldwide under a lot of pressure. The all-rounder is particularly successful when it comes to electronics, toys, and fashion. It might be the most popular online store in the UK, but it doesn’t come without criticism. Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon for those that want to shop elsewhere.

TLS: How the Internet is encrypted

Internet security measures have become indispensable these days. Encryption is essential to ensure that unauthorised third parties do not gain access to data or are able to manipulate it. That’s what TLS or Transport Layer Security is for. Here’s what you need to know about this integral element of the modern Internet.

Document Object Model (DOM): definition, structure and example

Dynamic elements and content have, for years, been used as the standard in most web projects. That’s because the programmed website code is displayed without any issues by all browsers. A significant portion of this code contains the so-called Document Object Model (DOM), which illustrates the structure of web documents in an easy-to-read, object-oriented tree structure.

MBR (Master Boot Record) – How PCs start

Although there are now better and more effective alternatives, the master boot record (MBR) continues to be an important piece of code for start-up especially in the world of Windows. At a size of just 512 bytes, it still reliably launches countless PCs to this day. However, if the BIOS is unable to find it or if it’s unreadable due to defective hardware, administrators and users face a real...

What is SaltStack?

Many companies have complex server infrastructures that are often managed by several administrators. Not only do the operating systems, but also software packages have to be installed, configured and maintained on a continuous basis. SaltStack allows all resources to be managed from a central computer. We show you what SaltStack can do and what makes it so special.

HTTP requests: methods, syntax, and explanation

We encounter HTTP requests daily, even if we do not notice them. Every time we click on a link in an Internet browser, the browser sends an HTTP request to the address of the webserver. Did you know that HTTP requests can even be used to delete files on a server? In this article, you will learn about the different HTTP methods.

TLS vs. SSL: what is the difference?

SSL and TLS are two encryption protocols that are frequently used in email programs and browsers. Have you ever wondered which one you should choose when you are prompted to pick one when configuring an email client, for example? Here, you will learn what the differences between SSL and TLS are and why only one of them is still viable today.

The best free DynDNS providers

Trying to access your home computer, but don’t know how while working remotely? Dynamic DNS services (DynDNS) provide a solution by establishing a stable connection to your server regardless of a changing IP address. Find out what the best free Dynamic DNS services are and learn more about their advantages and disadvantages.


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