General Data Protection Regulation: new laws from 2018

On 25 May 2018 a new European law on data protection will take effect. However, many companies and website operators are unprepared for the new...

UML - a graphical-type modeling language

If you need to run object-oriented programming, to represent a system clearly, and also make it accessible to external specialists, you may find the Universal Modeling Language to be ideal. UML is a modeling language, but has many other possible uses. Since the introduction of UML 2.0, UML diagrams are also suited to the graphical representation of non-computer-based concepts, such as use case...

Scrum: modern and flexible agile project management

What exactly is the Scrum framework? If you deal with agile project management, you can’t ignore Scrum. Originally used in software development, Scrum has also found a home in many other industries. Fans of the model rave about greater efficiency and transparency, and praise the framework’s open approach. Are you also considering establishing Scrum teams in your company? We explain the most...

Hackathons: intense and innovative programming retreats

What is a hackathon, and what happens at one? Very little sleep, innovative ideas, and a lot of hard work! In addition to a definition of a hackathon, and an explanation of how it works, we also provide a few examples of hackathons in the US, as well as some of the amazing projects that came from them, such as mental health apps, and organ transplant aides.

Good website navigation: How to increase web usability

Want to make your website more attractive for customers? With a well thought out website navigation structure and a few basic optimizations, you can win plus points not just with users, but also with search engines. A good overview, an appealing design, and useful content will all go a long way towards making your website the first port of call for your target group. Here you can find out how this...

Create your own Wikipedia page

Have you ever toyed with the idea of creating your own Wikipedia entry? There are certain criteria Wikipedia requires in order to publish an article – and to ensure that content is fact-based, new entries are extensively checked by Wikipedia editors. Learn how to make your own Wikipedia page, and reduce the risk of your article being deleted.

UTF-8: the network standard

UTF-8 is method of Unicode character encoding, which claims to cover all modern languages for data processing. The format has significantly influenced international digital communication. But what exactly does “UTF-8” mean? And what is special about UTF-8 in the Unicode character set? Here you can find out which structure the coding is based on, and which bytes are permitted in the standard...

Replacing SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificates affected by browser distrust

Due to browser community distrust in Symantec, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have decided to distrust websites with SSL certificates issued by Symantec before December 1st, 2017. This article outlines the steps and important key dates that website operators need to be aware of in order to sucessfully renew or replace their SSL certificates before their website is branded with a warning...

How to set up a website search engine

Usability is a crucial factor when it comes to the success of your online presence. It’s therefore of the utmost importance that users can find their required information easily and without delay. As a website operator, you can make this possible by enabling your visitors to browse your site for specific keywords. Find out more about how to create a custom search engine for your website.

Disabling cookies: how to turn off cookies in your browser

Cookies serve various purposes on the internet: primarily, they store user data in order to facilitate easy operation of web pages and to make certain web applications available. But they can also be used to track user activity and intrude on user privacy. There are therefore good reasons to either partially disable, i.e. allow them only on certain pages, or completely disable cookies. You can do...

Common mistakes when creating terms and conditions

General terms and conditions are now an integral component of the contract between buyers and sellers. They are important for online store owners to apply the same rules for all their customers and goods. Furthermore, they not only simplify the purchase process for dealers and customers, but also provide legal protection for both parties. But what do you have to pay attention to when creating...