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Create a ZIP file

Create a ZIP File: compress your files

Send multiple images and videos via email, archive large amounts of data without using too much space, or encrypt confidential documents - you can do all of this by zipping files. We show you how to create a compressed ZIP file in Windows as well as macOS in our step-by-step guide. We also show you how to protect your files with a password if needed. This way, you can manage your storage space...

Binary code

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?

What is a domain?

The domain basics

What is a domain? Despite this word being mentioned so frequently, it’s often unclear what the functions and structures of domains are. Knowing the hierarchical structure of the Domain Name System (DNS) is fundamental for anyone working in IT or in any online industry. We explain the difference between top-level, second-level, and third-level domains, and how you can benefit from subdomains that...

What exactly is a website?

What exactly is a website?

What exactly is a website? Who needs one, and what are the different options available for private users and businesses? There are solutions for beginners, which require no programming knowledge. These solutions, especially content management systems, have established themselves in the last few years due to their flexible content management. Professionals, however, still swear by self-written...

Kodi alternatives

5 alternatives to Kodi for a great home cinema

Kodi is one of the most popular media centers. But not everyone needs the abundance of extensions that it inevitably forces its users to learn. Alternatives to Kodi can fully meet the demands of a modern home cinema while also being easier to operate. Whether you want to screen films or listen to music: Good alternatives to Kodi allow you to organisze your library on your own, link up your...

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED: The best solutions when dealing with this Chrome error

A huge range of information and entertainment being easily available thanks to fast loading times are standard in the internet of today. However, with the number of internet users and the complexity of different websites, it has also become more common to experience connection errors. For example, the Google Chrome browser displays the message “ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED” if the contacted web server...

Scrum

Scrum: modern and flexible agile project management

What exactly is the Scrum framework? If you deal with agile project management, you can’t ignore Scrum. Originally used in software development, Scrum has also found a home in many other industries. Fans of the model rave about greater efficiency and transparency, and praise the framework’s open approach. Are you also considering establishing Scrum teams in your company? We explain the most...

About Kanban

Kanban

What team doesn’t want to improve its workflow? Kanban allows you to have a simple agile method at your disposal. Core elements of the system include visualisation of all tasks on the Kanban board, and constant improvement of workflows. But what exactly is Kanban, and how can the method be implemented? We introduce Kanban, and explain the system to you.

Pair Programming

Pair Programming: The pros and cons

Agile software development is supposed to make the programming process more dynamic and efficient. At first, pair programming might seem counterproductive because two programmers have the same task: They work together on the same piece of code and take turns checking each others’ work. This peer review process is designed to ensure fewer mistakes and better results. How does it work?

Scrum master

Scrum master: mediator for agile teams

The scrum method should enable teams to work more efficiently and creatively. Each team member is assigned a fixed role with associated tasks and duties. One of these roles is the scrum master. However, many people are not even aware of what the scrum master can do. In this article, we will answer the important question – what is a scrum master?


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