Encyclopedia

Single Page Application
Single Page Applications – Definition, functionality, and benefits
  • Website creation

We all use a plethora of dynamic websites every day. In many cases, these are down to so-called single page applications, in which only a single HTML document is used. This article shows you exactly how single page applications work, when it makes sense to use them, and which frameworks can be used to program them. Read on for more.

Single Page Applications – Definition, functionality, and benefits
Fn key
Fn key: How to enable or disable the Fn button
  • Web development

Did you know that on very small keyboards there is a numeric keypad you can activate? You can access this along with other useful functions by using the Fn key. If you want to be able to use these functions without having to use a keyboard shortcut, all you need to do is enable or disable this key. In this article, we’ll show you how to do this and which specific functions you need to be able to...

Fn key: How to enable or disable the Fn button
Ctrl key
The Ctrl key: explanation and important shortcuts
  • Web development

The Ctrl key only has a function when it is combined with other keys. There are a variety of Ctrl key shortcuts which enable you to perform common commands in programs or in the operating system with exceptional speed. These can save time because you no longer need to access a function using the mouse or accessing it via the menu. We have compiled an overview of the most important shortcuts for...

The Ctrl key: explanation and important shortcuts
Alt Gr key
Alt Gr key: how to access hidden keyboard functions
  • Web development

Most of the keys on a computer keyboard have several functions. For example, some common symbols such as the $ or the @ sign are hidden behind other keys. The most convenient way to access these is to press the Alt Gr button, which can be substituted by the Alt and Ctrl keys on US keyboards. Learn about the most important shortcuts and how to access the special characters using the Alt Gr key.

Alt Gr key: how to access hidden keyboard functions
Alt key
Alt key: basics and important key combinations
  • Web development

On its own, the Alt key has no assigned function. In combination with other keys, however, it allows quick access to commands in Windows and its programs. By using these key combinations, you can save time and work more efficiently. We’ve summarized the most important shortcuts and key combinations for using the Alt key.

Alt key: basics and important key combinations
Tab key
The tab key: the most important features
  • Web development

The tab key was an established part of the keyboard back in the day of typewriters – and it still exists today on modern computer keyboards. Although its functions have been significantly expanded in the meantime to simplify everyday work, the tab key is still widely underused. Here, we will tell you about the multi-functional uses of the tab key in programs, internet browsers, and Windows.

The tab key: the most important features
Private vs. public cloud
Public cloud vs. private cloud: cloud models explained
  • Know-how

No two clouds are the same. Anyone looking to use cloud services will soon ask themselves the question: public cloud vs. private cloud – which cloud model is better suited to my purposes? The answer to this depends on your individual requirements. Here, we explore the differences between the two cloud types as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Public cloud vs. private cloud: cloud models explained
HPC – High Performance Computing
High Performance Computing: how HPC solutions work
  • Know-how

High Performance Computing is also known as supercomputing and refers to powerful computing. HPC solutions use specific technologies to handle computationally intensive tasks and process large amounts of data. For this, parallel computing processes and aggregated systems are used. Find out more about HPC and which processes are available here.

High Performance Computing: how HPC solutions work
Oracle Database
Oracle Database: what it is and how it works
  • Technical matters

For enterprise IT, the database software Oracle Database is one of the market leaders. The relational database management system supports companies by storing, processing, and evaluating data in a clear and tabular way. Find out here how Oracle Database works. We also reveal the software’s advantages and disadvantages.

Oracle Database: what it is and how it works
Multicast DNS
Multicast DNS: alternative name resolution on a small scale
  • Know-how

The setup of different devices in a home or small business network can be time-consuming. All network participants must be able to communicate with one another, and, for this reason, be aware of each other. Multicast DNS (mDNS) attempts to minimize this effort. With mDNS, devices can locate one another automatically. How does this work?

Multicast DNS: alternative name resolution on a small scale