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Hyperlink | Definition and examples of use

What is a hyperlink?

Hyperlinks, links from one website to another, are one of the basic elements of the world wide web – the world’s most popular and widely used hypertext system. Hyperlinks are primarily used to navigate the net. But search engine providers use a network of cross-referencing links to determine who links to whom. Hyperlinks are interpreted as recommendations. If a trustworthy website links to another...

Public Cloud

The public cloud – more computing for everyone!

Cloud computing is an important aspect of digitisation. An offshoot of this technology is the public cloud, which provides storage space and IT services publicly on the internet. Data protectors see certain dangerous weaknesses in this concept, but public access offers enormous potential, and data protection concerns are increasingly stimulating innovative solutions. We explain what lies behind...

Deactivating JavaScript

Deactivating JavaScript instructions for Firefox, Chrome, and IE

JavaScript is ubiquitous in the world wide web. The scripting language adds interactive elements to websites and has significantly changed the appearance of online offers. Hardly any of today’s web pages can work without scripts that are executed on the website visitor’s computer. However, this also entails risks. All common web browsers also provide their users with functions that can restrict or...

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...

XPath Tutorial

XPath Tutorial for Beginners

XPath provides you with a syntax that clearly addresses the elements of an XML document. As a path description language, XPath is the basis for query languages such as XQuery or the transformation of XML documents via XSLT. We’ll introduce to you the XPath data model and use examples to illustrate XPath syntax.

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...


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