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 Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code.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

 

SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) increases storage density

When you save data to a hard drive, it is written to tracks on magnetic platters. On conventional hard drives these tracks are completely separate, but with Shingled Magnetic Recording, they partly overlap one another. This means that SMR allows you to store more data per inch. Read on to find out more about this new hard drive technology and its implications.

Machine-to-machine communication (M2M) – definition, characteristics, and advantages

M2M communication refers to the automatic exchange of information between machines. Nowadays, it would be hard to imagine many areas of life without machine-to-machine communication. In this article, you’ll learn how machine-to-machine communication works, when it is used, and what advantages it offers. You’ll also find out how you can use M2M for your business.

InnoDB – the best storage engine for MySQL?

InnoDB is currently the default storage engine for MySQL and is recommended for most use cases. The company behind it was acquired by Oracle Systems a number of years ago, and the software is known in particular for being a transaction-safe storage engine. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the features of InnoDB and how it’s different from MyISAM, the previous software.

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 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: 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?

Design patterns – for faster, more reliable programming

Design patterns simplify software development. They are templates that have been created from previously solved programming tasks. These software patterns are grouped together based on themes to solve specific problems. They are used for recurring programming tasks and simplify the development process.

Inserting, editing and deleting comments in Word

The built-in comment function in Microsoft Word is a great way of adding helpful information to your own documents or other texts. Any comments you add will be visible to all other users. Whether or not they can be edited or deleted depends on how the document access rights are configured. This guide explains how to insert comments in Word, and also how to edit and delete them.


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