Tools

Zend Framework: the PHP web application architecture
Zend Framework: the open source architecture simplifies the development of your web application
  • Web development

The Zend Framework provides a professional structure for the development of different web applications. For example, you can program e-commerce as well as content projects and SaaS projects using the PHP script collection, saving you lots of time due to the ready-made components. In our guide, you can find out which features you can implement with the framework and which important role the...

Zend Framework: the open source architecture simplifies the development of your web application
Measuring success with Twitter analytics
Twitter Analytics: Twitter for businesses – Part 2
  • Social media

Using Twitter for social media marketing can be very time consuming. To further a company’s ability on Twitter, a business can draw on tools for support. Whether for the publishing of tweets, editorial planning, overall timing, or growing a following, there is a helpful tool for every aspect of Twitter. But an all-around analysis of a Twitter account can also assist your marketing approach. For...

Twitter Analytics: Twitter for businesses – Part 2
Slack – modern, in-house communication
What is Slack – what can it be used for?
  • Social media

What is Slack? This program with its memorable name is used for internal company communication but what exactly can Slack do? And is it worth switching over to it? We outline some of Slack’s key features so you can decide for yourself whether the new Silicon Valley program might be something for you or your company.

What is Slack – what can it be used for?
Bonjour: Software for zero configuration networking
Bonjour: What’s behind the zeroconf implementation
  • Know-how

Manually organizing a large local network can be a nerve-wracking and very complicated matter. Without your own DHCP and DNS servers to support you in the distribution of addresses and name resolution, all IPs would have to be entered manually and also updated independently if changes are made in the network. Zeroconf implementations like Bonjour, which connect network components without almost no...

Bonjour: What’s behind the zeroconf implementation
How does tag management work?
Tag management: basics & systems
  • Web analytics

What’s important here is: data, data, data. Big data is no longer a buzzword and web analysis has become one of the most important disciplines in the context of marketing. After all, you can’t optimize your website and increase your conversion rate if you don’t understand the user by closely tracking their activities. A basic requirement of web analysis is to collect user information using...

Tag management: basics & systems
Find success with the right social media tools
Social media tools
  • Social media

In the world of social media marketing, the key to commercial success is a balancing act. A like here, a share there. Getting those Twitter follows is an art: combining regular updates with engaging content that is of interest to your target group. Social media tools can help to break this daunting task into manageable chunks.

Social media tools
The best alternatives to the VLC media player
VLC alternatives: which media player is right for you?
  • Online sales

VLC is the most popular program when it comes to playing music and videos. The tool opens almost every file and is installed on most computers. But what are the alternatives to VLC, and are they worth it? Our guide will help you find the right program for your needs if you’re looking for more than a simple media player.

VLC alternatives: which media player is right for you?
htop – the task manager for Linux, Mac OS X and BSD
Manage simple system processes with htop
  • Tools

Process managers can give experienced computer users and administrators an accurate overview of which programs and services are taking up the system’s capacity. Classic command-line tools are confusing, and can only be controlled with complicated commands. For Unix-like systems, such as Ubuntu, the task manager htop, with its text interface, is a first-class alternative. It can help inexperienced...

Manage simple system processes with htop
iptables tutorial –  rule sets for creating data packets
iptables tutorial: how to configure the filter tables of Linux kernels
  • Tools

Since the first version, Linux kernel has been implementing packet filter modules, with which filter tables can be created. However, additional programs such as iptables are required to configure the rule set. In our tutorial, we present the free software for the Linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 and give you a little insight into how it all works.

iptables tutorial: how to configure the filter tables of Linux kernels
Log file analysis with open source tool, GoAccess
How log file analysis works with GoAccess
  • Tools

The log files of web servers and cloud services reveal a lot about the users that access them. They contain information about which browser or operating system is being used, which search terms have been entered and how many different pages a user has accessed, for example. Since manually analyzing these extensive text files is nigh on impossible, you can use log file analysis programs such as...

How log file analysis works with GoAccess