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What is Twitch? TV for the gaming scene!

Despite slipping under the radar for many internet users, video streaming platform, Twitch, has quietly established itself as a new form of online entertainment, enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Using this platform, people can watch each other play video games, chat to other players, and celebrate the celebrities of a scene that many don’t even know exists. So, what is Twitch? In [...]   

REST: the HTTP solution for web services

Combining different application systems has become increasingly important over the past few years. This trend is especially due to the increasing number of web applications being developed. In order to react to this trend, many different web services were developed that make data transfer across multiple systems possible. The Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that [...]   

Dereferrer | anonymizing links made easy

Privacy is one of the most important aspects of the Internet. Whoever wants to protect themselves will hopefully begin with one of the most basic elements of the World Wide Web: the hyperlink. References from one webpage to the other usually lead in one direction only – information exchange via HTTP, however, takes place in both directions. To prevent this from occurring, Internet users used to [...]   

Google Translate Alternatives

These days dealing and engaging with foreign languages is easier, quicker, and more direct than ever. Whether you’re at work or on holiday, numerous language tools and smartphone apps can help with the translation of difficult words, sentences, and online texts. Google Translate and alternative translation websites offer comprehensive tools that easily enable us to understand other languages. [...]   

Inbound marketing: how to gain new customers

Advertising on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, or on search engines like Google, is a crucial way for large companies to make themselves found online. Smaller companies and online stores, on the other hand, must depend on cheap but efficient alternatives. One possible solution is so-called inbound marketing, which focuses on the individual user and aims to make them a [...]   

URL hijacking: What is it really?

If well-ranked sites suddenly disappear from the search machine index, it can be for a number of different reasons: In one case, the crawler could no longer check the pages in question, or in another case it could have identified duplicate content and removed one of the pages from the search results. Another reason, often unknown to the external developer, is so-called URL hijacking – a process in [...]   

What is a domain?

What is a domain? Despite this word being mentioned so frequently, it’s often unclear what the functions and structures of domains are. Knowing the hierarchical structure of the Domain Name System (DNS) is fundamental for anyone working in IT or in any online industry. We explain the difference between top-level, second-level, and third-level domains, and how you can benefit from subdomains that [...]   

The new TLDs (top-level domains)

What should you do if your desired domain has already been taken? The range of available .com or .org domains has gotten smaller over the years. Now there is a solution to this problem: new top-level domains! Instead of using complicated and unclear abbreviations, choose short and concise domains from the new TLDs. Local companies can especially profit from nTLDs.   

Hyperlink | Definition and examples of use

Hyperlinks, links from one website to another, are one of the basic elements of the world wide web – the world’s most popular and widely used hypertext system. Hyperlinks are primarily used to navigate the net. But search engine providers use a network of cross-referencing links to determine who links to whom. Hyperlinks are interpreted as recommendations. If a trustworthy website links to another [...]   

ASCII-Codes | Overview of all characters on the ASCII table

Every day we work with text on PCs, smartphones, tablets and other computer equipment using our keyboards. We expect letters, numbers, and characters to appear on the monitor before us. The fact is that there is a decades-old coding system behind this everyday function. Since the 1960s, ASCII has determined how computers interpret our input. We have prepared a practical ASCII table to help you [...]