PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 – end-of-life (EOL) on November 30, 2020

 

PHP 7.2 will not be supported much longer. Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code. This will make sure security gaps are closed, bugs are fixed, and the performance of web offers won’t...

 

What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

App maker | app development software or DIY app?

Create your own app – part two: app makers

If you want to create your own native mobile app, you’ll need to think about the development environment. When it comes to classic programming, integrated development environments are useful tools to help make the process easier. But since this requires prior knowledge of software development, many beginners prefer to find an alternative option. The answer for inexperienced users usually lies in...

Composite Pattern

Composite Pattern: sample solutions for part-whole hierarchies

Programmers are often faced with the same challenges when it comes to conceptualising new software. Design patterns such as the Composite Design Pattern deliver pre-prepared patterns for optimally implementing common code components. What is the Composite Pattern and which problems does it solve?

DART programming tutorial

DART tutorial – the very first practical steps

This DART tutorial will help you to get started programming with DART. If you’re familiar with other programming languages, you’ll notice that DART tries to use simple and clear syntax to overcome some of the basic weaknesses of JavaScript. Check out the examples in our DART language tutorial and try your hand at writing your own code snippets.

Flutter tutorial

Flutter tutorial for beginners: how to develop apps with this Google SDK

Over the years, Google has not only launched a number of useful services including Gmail, Google Maps, and G Suite, it has also published a variety of tools for developing software. One of these tools is the SDK Flutter which is particularly useful for mobile app developers. In the following Flutter tutorial, we will show you how to create a simple app using this framework.

Install add-ons

Installing add-ons in Firefox, Chrome, and more

Whether you’ve chosen Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Safari as your standard browser – when you install an add-on, you’re extending your browser with useful features. For example, you could improve the search experience with suitable extensions, or you could optimise work processes. In our step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to install add-ons in some of the most popular browsers.

GitLab tutorial

GitLab Tutorial – installation and first steps in GitLab

GitLab is one of the most popular tools for cross-team, agile software development. In this beginner-friendly GitLab tutorial, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started with GitLab. Among other things, we’ll show you the advantages of the software, how to install GitLab, and how to work together as a team with this tool.

What is the observer pattern?

Observer pattern: what does the observer design pattern do?

When a very large number of objects require information about the current status of a certain other object, the observer design pattern – or observer pattern for short – provides the right development approach. With this system, all changes are automatically relayed from the observed object itself. How does this work and what software benefits from the observer design pattern?

Lazy loading

Lazy loading to optimize the performance of your website

Lazy loading helps improve the performance of your website since the browser only loads the different elements of the website when they are visible to the user. So, how exactly does the lazy loading method work and how can you use it for your web project? Here we will show you the different ways it can be implemented and explain how this technique works.

Visitor pattern

Visitor pattern: explanations and examples

Four IT specialists published a book in 1994 with over 20 specific code ‘patterns’ and corresponding explanations in order to make important programming techniques more consistent and understandable. One of these patterns is the visitor pattern, which separates algorithms and their extensions from the object structure in which they function. But what actually is a visitor pattern?

Websites

IONOS Website Guide: website advice for all

A website isn’t just a website – these days, there are countless ways to create an online presence in a way that matches your expectations. The ‘Websites’ section of the IONOS Digital Guide offers detailed information about creating, managing, and optimising websites as well as facts and general background information on the World Wide Web. For a closer look, you can also explore one of several subcategories about different topics. Here, we present website advice for everyone, from mere enthusiasts to qualified professionals.

What’s in the IONOS Website Guide?

The ‘Websites’ section is one of six main categories in the IONOS Digital Guide. ‘Websites’ is then broken down into four further subcategories: ‘Website creation, ‘Web design’, ‘Web development’, and ‘Digital law’. While ‘Website creation’ focuses primarily on the technical aspects of internet sites, ‘Web design’ articles look at the optical makeup of content, in particular the use of text, images, and responsive displays through HTML or CSS. ‘Web development’ covers the use of scripting languages, like PHP or JavaScript, as well as specific tools for the development of internet services. But basic information about the standards and trends of website development can also be found here. The subcategory ‘Digital law’ presents online laws and practices, like image usage rights and privacy policies.

Website advice for beginners, advanced users, and professionals

The Website Guide serves as an information portal for small and medium-sized companies, along with developers, web designers, technology lovers, and general internet enthusiasts. Many articles on the IONOS Digital Guide require little background knowledge, though some are also aimed at more experienced users. Beginners can enjoy posts on topics like ‘What exactly is a website?’, ‘The basics for modern web development’, or ‘How are websites accessed?’, while more advanced readers can broaden their knowledge of specific topics with comprehensive articles and tutorials. So whether you are a novice, an advanced user, or a professional: our handy Website Guide has plenty of useful tips and tricks to help you become an expert on the World Wide Web.


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