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 Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code.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...

 

Zoom fatigue

Zoom fatigue: how to avoid getting tired during video conferences

 

The number of people working from home has increased rapidly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and so has, of course, the number of online meetings. Video conferencing is an indispensable tool in working remotely, but also comes with drawbacks. Video calls quickly...

 

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...

 

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

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,...

 

Zoom alternatives

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organizing video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

What is Explainable AI (XAI)?

Artificial intelligence has led to significant progress being made, by automating many processes and processing data patterns with high efficiency. However, AI also raises many questions, such as how decisions are made exactly. Explainable AI aims to make the results of artificial intelligence more transparent and understandable.

The best WordPress gallery plug-ins compared: image galleries for your website

Websites often use image galleries. If you are establishing an online presence in WordPress, you can find numerous WordPress gallery plug-ins in the repository to help you create one. So, how do these plug-ins differ, and which functions are important? We will provide you with a comparison of four tools that can help you quickly create a photo gallery in WordPress.

Sandboxing: purpose and application explained

What is sandboxing? The technical term “sandboxing” is used in software development and cyber security. It describes an isolated environment that allows you to run software in a protected manner. This has the advantage that unfinished or harmful computer programs can neither alter nor damage an operating system.

MLM: what is multi-level marketing?

In multi-level marketing (MLM) or network marketing, consumer goods such as cosmetics and nutritional supplements are sold directly to end-user consumers by freelance sales representatives. MLM organizations use clever commission systems to recruit customers into the sales workforce, creating an ever-growing marketing network.

What is mixed reality?

Mixed reality describes the mixing of the “real” and “virtual” worlds using electronic devices. Often used as a synonym for augmented reality, mixed reality clearly has a much broader scope. This article will discuss some successful examples of its use, what the theoretical concept behind mixed reality looks like, and what Microsoft’s role in all of this is.

.jar file ending: how to open and use a .jar file

File formats like .jpg, .mp3 or .gif are well-known and can usually be opened on most devices without any problems. But the .jar ending is less common. These files require special programs to run them. We explain what this file format is and how you can open and run .jar files.

Fuzzing: what’s behind the automated testing technique

No software is bug-free. Fuzzing is a targeted approach for finding vulnerabilities in a software program. Using fuzzing tools, random input data is automatically generated and fed to the program for processing in order to see whether intentional or accidental mishandling caused the software to crash. If so, the software poses a security risk to the entire system.

Refactoring: how to improve source code

Refactoring is a process in software development where manual or automatic adjustments are made to improve inelegant parts of the source code. The aim of refactoring is to produce a source code that is functionally unaltered, yet structurally easily legible and useable. But what advantages and disadvantages does refactoring involve?

Behavior-driven development – a simple explainer

Behavior-driven development (BDD) is a key component of agile software development. Instead of being based on a certain programming language, the technique utilizes a form of text that subsequently allows automated tests. BDD enables non-developers to use complex tools that check the functionality of software, thereby improving the end product.


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