An Introduction to APIs

When you want to check the weather on your smartphone you just press the weather app on your smartphone and you immediately receive information about the weather. What you might not notice are all the gears that start to turn in order to make this happen.

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Digital Twins

I never heard of “Digital Twins” until a friend of mine mentioned it to me and told me it might be an interesting topic for one of my blog posts. Because I had no idea what this buzzword was all about I thought it would be fun to invest some time in getting a basic understanding of the concept of “Digital Twins”.

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The Metaverse

The Metaverse has been receiving a lot of “buzz” lately. The reason for this is that Facebook has been sharing its Strategic Roadmap with the public and in this Roadmap, the Metaverse is one of its key strategies.

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Relational Databases

In a previous post, I referred to relational databases. I talked about how WordPress is using MySQL and that MySQL is a relational database management system but I didn’t have a clear picture about what a relational database management system is. With this post, I want to do a deep dive into the world of relational database management systems to get a better understanding of this cornerstone in technological advancement. Yes, in my opinion, it is a cornerstone: without it, we would not be where we are now and we would not be able to take the next big steps in technological developments of the web.

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Internet Basics – Hypertext, HTTP, URL and URI

In my journey to get a better understanding of how current web-based technology works, I run into a lot of technical terms. A lot of terms are abbreviations and known to me but if I start thinking about these terms (for instance HTTP) I have no idea what it precisely does and why it’s used. To get a better understanding of all this terminology and its use, I decided to write down these terms now and then and explain them in one of my posts. The first items I would like to dive into are the key concepts of the web: Hypertext, HTTP(S) and URI/URL/URN.

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