NFC: Near-Field Communication
What is NFC? Functions Provided by Near-Field Communication
  • Know-how

The NFC feature opens up a range of possibilities for smartphone users. Market-ready NFC applications can be used for mobile payments, for example. We explain what NFC is precisely, how the technology works and for which applications it can be used.

What is NFC? Functions Provided by Near-Field Communication
QUIC – the Internet Transport Protocol based on UDP
QUIC: What is behind the experimental Google Protocol?
  • Technical matters

Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC for short), is an experimental network protocol from Google. Further development of the protocol is being driven by IETF, which has set up a dedicated group working towards it. The QUIC protocol is intended to offer a speed-optimized alternative to the current transport standard TCP and builds on the connectionless protocol UDP to achieve this.

QUIC: What is behind the experimental Google Protocol?
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS: what it means and why it’s important
  • Technical matters

Current web browsers are increasingly refusing to accept unencrypted websites and insist that the encrypted version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (i.e. HTTPS) be used. Why is this important? What is actually encrypted? What information can my browser provide me with about this? Here you will find the answers to these questions.

HTTPS: what it means and why it’s important
UML State Machine Diagram
UML state machine diagrams: visualizing sequences of object states
  • Web development

UML state machine diagrams play an important role when modeling new software or new products. They allow sequences of states to be mapped, thereby representing the potentially underlying process structures in a simplified form. Find out how state machine diagrams work and get to know their various elements.

UML state machine diagrams: visualizing sequences of object states
Storytelling| Stories for your marketing strategy
Storytelling: stories as online marketing measures
  • Online sales

Storytelling describes one of the biggest marketing trends in recent years: Nowadays there are so many multimedia offers online that it’s difficult for marketers to get far with classic advertising. High-quality content is needed, especially good stories which move people emotionally and stick in their mind. This guide explains how storytelling works in marketing and introduces successful...

Storytelling: stories as online marketing measures
Amazon alternatives
The best alternatives to Amazon at a glance
  • Online sales

Amazon’s market power is huge and puts other mail-order companies worldwide under a lot of pressure. The all-rounder is particularly successful when it comes to electronics, toys, and fashion. It might be the most popular online store in the US, but it doesn’t come without criticism. Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon for those that want to shop elsewhere.

The best alternatives to Amazon at a glance
An introduction to the Document Object Model (DOM)
Document Object Model (DOM): definition, structure and example
  • Web development

Dynamic elements and content have, for years, been used as the standard in most web projects. That’s because the programmed website code is displayed without any issues by all browsers. A significant portion of this code contains the so-called Document Object Model (DOM), which illustrates the structure of web documents in an easy-to-read, object-oriented tree structure.

Document Object Model (DOM): definition, structure and example
What is SaltStack?
What is SaltStack?
  • Configuration

Many companies have complex server infrastructures that are often managed by several administrators. Not only do the operating systems, but also software packages have to be installed, configured and maintained on a continuous basis. SaltStack allows all resources to be managed from a central computer. We show you what SaltStack can do and what makes it so special.

What is SaltStack?
HTTP request
HTTP requests: methods, syntax, and explanation
  • Technical matters

We encounter HTTP requests daily, even if we do not notice them. Every time we click on a link in an Internet browser, the browser sends an HTTP request to the address of the webserver. Did you know that HTTP requests can even be used to delete files on a server? In this article, you will learn about the different HTTP methods.

HTTP requests: methods, syntax, and explanation
Parsing Errors
Parsing errors on Android: “There was a problem parsing the package”
  • Web development

Parsing is a process in which programs split up blocks of information into understandable parts in order to analyze and evaluate the underlying structure. Programs can use these insights to derive instructions. When there’s a problem parsing the information package, apps cannot be installed for example. Find out how to fix parsing errors on Android here.

Parsing errors on Android: “There was a problem parsing the package”