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SAML

SAML: the XML framework for SSO at a glance

Simplifying log-in processes makes websites more user friendly, and also helps to increase the security of user data. One of the most popular solutions for implementing authentication processes is SAML (security assertion mark-up language). Through a variety of components such as special protocols and message formats, this XML-based framework helps to implement internal and cross-company log-on...

Waterfall methodology

Waterfall methodology

Waterfall methodology is one of the classic procedural models of process management. Its central feature is the structured execution of clearly separated project phases. The waterfall model is mainly used in software development, where it still holds its own against more flexible models. We present the waterfall model, and its application possibilities, and explain where its limits lie in the area...

Markdown

Markdown: Guide for the simple markup language

Writing online without any knowledge of HTML? With Markdown, that’s no problem. The simple markup language enables you to format texts in CMS, forums or wikis – without any complicated tags. Markdown syntax consists of simple, largely self-explanatory characters. This makes it easy to both read and write. How does Markdown work?

B2C - Business-to-consumer

B2C: Business-to-consumer

“B2C“ stands for “Business-to-Consumer” and refers to business relationships between companies and consumers. For example, when customers place an order in an online shop, they enter into a business relationship with the respective company. The company enters into a communication relationship with their customers by sending an order confirmation, a newsletter, or recommendations for further...

Converting ACSM files

Opening and converting ACSM files

Sellers of e-books and other electronic publications face the same problem as the creators and copyright owners of films, music and software – because the content is digital, it is easy to reproduce and redistribute. To prevent this, commercial ePUBs, PDFs and other files are copy-protected, for example using Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM). This is where ACSM files come into play.

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.

What is a generic top-level domain (gTLD)?

gTLDs: what you should know about generic top-level domains

What do the first registered domains from 1985 have in common? They all end with generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Unlike TLDs, which are country-specific, gTLDs focus on international web addresses. There were originally less than 10 different gTLDs, but this number has risen to several hundred thanks to new generic top-level domains.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth: everything you need to know about the popular wireless standard

“Does it have Bluetooth?” This is a question you hear all the time in electronic shops, which is completely understandable, since this small, blue runic symbol has been a defining marker in our digital lives for quite some time, longer than most other wireless technologies. Even conventional kitchen appliances and motorcycle helmets all come with Bluetooth chips. You will find everything you need...

Linux commands: An overview of terminal commands

An overview of the most important Linux commands

Under Linux, all actions that you can carry out with the mouse and window system via the graphical user interface can also be performed using programme calls in the terminal – provided you know the appropriate command and how to use it according to the correct syntax. To make working in the terminal easier, we provide you with an overview of basic Linux commands with detailed descriptions and...


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