Digitalisation

The most important Google updates at a glance

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

Module tests in software development

Software quality assurance: module tests

Module tests are one of the most effective methods of identifying as many errors in the source code as possible early on in the software development process. The special feature: the smallest isolatable components of a program are placed in a neutral test environment. If errors appear, it’s obvious they are occurring in the module being tested, which makes them easy to correct.

The Best Altcoins

Altcoin: What are the alternatives to Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s success has spawned hundreds of cryptocurrencies now available on the market. Known as altcoins, they try to fix Bitcoin’s weaknesses or else have a completely different focus. In this article, we present the most popular and important alternatives to Bitcoin and explain their main differences: what are the advantages and disadvantages of each cryptocurrency?

Different app formats: what is a web app?

What is a web app? Definition and examples

Apps come in all shapes and sizes nowadays – from native mobile apps designed for smartphones and tablets, to desktop installations for office management. And now, there’s a new form of application that works on all operating systems and devices: web apps. But what are web apps, what are their specific features, and how to they differ from native apps or indeed traditional websites? Let’s take a...

Create infographics with online tools

Six tools for creating infographics

Do you want to create high-quality infographics to enhance your content and display information that is easily understood by your readers? With the help of online tools, you can create impressive infographics by yourself – whether for your presentations, websites, blogs, or posts on social networks. With the many free tools on offer, you can even visualise data and enrich your web presence with...

UTF-8: Encoding Global Digital Communication

UTF-8: the network standard

UTF-8 is method of Unicode character encoding, which claims to cover all modern languages for data processing. The format has significantly influenced international digital communication. But what exactly does “UTF-8” mean? And what is special about UTF-8 in the Unicode character set? Here you can find out which structure the coding is based on, and which bytes are permitted in the standard...

E-book formats: everything you need to know about e-books

E-book formats: everything you need to know about e-books – part 3

Are you looking to publish an e-book and are searching for the right file format to suit your needs? In the third part of our series on e-books, we’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular e-book formats on the market today, comparing their advantages and disadvantages and helping you to decide which format is the right one for you.

Reducing PDF size

Reducing PDF size: how to do it

The PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and with good reason – it is not only accessible across platforms, but is also extremely compact. If you use a large number of images and the PDF document is comprised of numerous pages, however, the file can quickly grow larger than desired. Firmware applications from Adobe, as well as free freeware programs and simple online tools, can help reduce...

Upload filters

Upload filters: a danger to free internet content?

The planned redesign of EU copyright law includes two very controversial acts. What is especially receiving a fair share of criticism though, is the projected commitment of website operators to establish upload filters designed to protect the intellectual property of publishers, film distributors, and those in the music industry. However, according to various critics, upload filters are not an...

Ancillary copyright for press publishers in Europe

Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers

Upload filters and ancillary copyright are two planned changes to EU copyright law that are viewed with great concern by internet activists and various associations. This is because ancillary copyright law is criticised for restricting freedom of communication on the Internet, thereby forcing smaller providers and startups out in favour of large corporations, and limiting information diversity in...