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Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud: A Good Compromise

Cloud services have several advantages: they are flexible, mostly inexpensive and require little overhead. If only there wasn’t the disadvantage of having to hand over your sensitive data to a third party. The hybrid cloud offers compromise. Through this solution your important data can stay on site and the rest of it can be stored in a flexible, scalable public cloud. Find out how it works.

REST: the HTTP solution for web services

Resource-oriented web services based on REST

Combining different application systems has become increasingly important over the past few years. This trend is especially due to the increasing number of web applications being developed. In order to react to this trend, many different web services were developed that make data transfer across multiple systems possible. The Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that...

How does natural language processing work?

What is natural language processing?

The language errors and mistranslations on Google Translate might often be good for a funny anecdote, but behind this slightly error-prone translation tool lies one of the most complex computer technologies ever developed. Natural language processing may still be in a relatively primitive stage, but its complex technology already enables computers to translate from one language into another, carry...

What is machine learning? How machines learn to think

Self-learning systems: how does machine learning work?

Artificial intelligence has fascinated us for centuries: Countless books and films about robots and computers that behave like (or not like) humans testify to both the enthusiasm and concern we have for artificial intelligence. But how do machines get so smart? We explain how machine learning works, where it is already being used, and how self-learning systems can revolutionise the world of...

Clearing the Cache

Clearing the cache: deleting the browser’s cache

Information is often cached so that visited website can be loaded quickly and videos and gifs can be viewed offline. However, if the cache contains a large, or very large amount of data, it can cause problems and adversely affect computer performance. Therefore, it makes sense to delete the cache from time to time.

Microservice Architecture

Microservice architectures: more than the sum of their parts?

Microservice architecture has established a relatively new way of structuring complex applications. Instead of dealing with huge source code, you build a program made of many self-contained services. This also leads to a restructuring of workflow in terms of agile project management. What are the pros of this method? This article will explore how microservices are designed, what advantages they...

Golang

Golang: the simple programming language from Google

Google is best known for its search engine, but also for services like AdWords, Maps, or Gmail. Since 2012, the mega-corporation has had its own programming language in its product range: Go. Also known under the name Golang, it has drawn attention to itself through its simplicity. But how does it differ from established representatives like C++ or JavaScript? And when does it make sense to...

SSH: Secure Shell

What is SSH? The secure shell simply explained

If you want to establish a secure connection to your server via the internet, you will need SSH. Whether sending commands, uploading files, or during remote maintenance, secure shell ensures that criminals cannot gain access to your sensitive data. Effective encryption and correct authentication are essential for this. To help you understand what is behind the SSH protocol, we reveal how it works...

Import contacts to outlook

Importing Outlook contacts: Transferring existing address information to the Outlook address book

The Outlook address book is an important tool for many computer users who regularly send and receive messages via Microsoft's e-mail service. To restore the contact list from a backup file after a version change or data loss, or simply to add new contact information, there is this import function. We'll show you how to easily import Outlook contacts to update your address book.

Virtualisation

Virtualisation: an overview

In this article we will give a definition of virtualisation, and look at in which cases virtualisation technology can be used. Furthermore, we will also look at the forms of virtualisation which everyone should be familiar with, with a specific focus on corporate environments.


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