Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on...

MOOC – the online education platform

MOOC opens the door to a new era of learning. Massive open online courses give everyone with internet access the opportunity to receive education at...

What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is...

Creating class diagrams with UML

Class diagrams are structural diagrams in the UML modeling language. The UML class diagram is suitable for visualizing system elements and their dependencies for object-oriented programming languages. If you are a modeler creating a class diagram, it is advantageous to adhere to the official notation and semantics. This is the only way to avoid misunderstandings. We will explain notation for the...

The best Google Analytics alternatives

Website tracking is very important in online marketing to be able to see how users are interacting on your site. The first choice is normally the tracking tool offered by the search engine, Google. But for data protection reasons, more and more users are looking for alternatives to Google Analytics. There’s a great selection of web analytics tools – we will examine applications with similar...

IaaS: highly scalable IT infrastructure from the cloud

Cloud computing offers companies excellent opportunities to outsource resources. For example, the cloud model “Infrastacture as a Service” (IaaS) provides access to IT infrastracture that is traditionally provided and maintained by an external provider. This way, a complete network or data center can be set up without the need for your own hardware, the size of which can be scaled at any time. But...

What are cookies?

Recently, a new EU directive has highlighted the importance of cookies, as these small text files sometimes store sensitive user data. But how do cookies actually work, and why do we need them? We will look at the small data packets that are exchanged and stored between web browsers and websites and how cookies affect every internet user today, whether for business or private purposes.

What are first-party cookies?

When it comes to cookies, the small text files for internet browsers, a distinction must be made between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies improve a website’s user-friendliness by storing user preferences as well as information that has already been entered so that it can be used later on. These cookies can only be analyzed by the respective website operator, meaning...

What are third-party cookies?

Anyone who encounters personalized advertising on the internet might at first find it odd. How does the internet know that I am interested in going on vacation? Most users leave clear footprints on the net that can be used to create virtual “user profiles”. Third party cookies placed by advertisers are responsible for this. But how do they work, can you have a say in the use of cookies, and what...

The big SASS tutorial: what you need to know!

If you like designing websites but have a tough relationship with CSS, SASS might be the right solution for you. The preprocessor makes it easier for you to work on the design, but it has a few peculiarities. Our comprehensive SASS tutorial uses examples to explain what you can do with the programming language, and explains the subtleties of SASS syntax. If you want to learn SASS, we can provide...

JHipster: the framework suite for modern websites

Framework use has become an integral part of modern web development. Designing back and front ends based on ready-made basic structures saves a lot of time. The website generator JHipster is an interesting solution that uses several tools to create server-and-client-side components. Which components distinguish the suite and how to install and use the software for your own project will be...

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 markup 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...

The best crowdfunding sites – a comparison

Crowdfunding sites allow artists and start-ups to collect donations for their projects. Instead of relying on large investors, you place your trust in a donations-based financing concept, which operates on small donations by lots of individuals. In return, you reward your backers with updates about your developing project, as well as sending them a small thank you gift in return – although this is...

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