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DevOps

DevOps is an all-encompassing term, touching on everyone from developers through to IT staff and operations across a company. DevOps, as you may guess, combines “development” and “operations”. The rationale behind DevOps is an attempt to make operations and development…

Encoding

It’s often necessary to convert data from one format to another format. This process is called encoding. You might encode data to save space, to make it easier to process, or for a variety of other reasons. Think, for example…

GitHub

In essence, GitHub is an online service that hosts software development projects and project code. If your project is open source, you can use GitHub for free – if you have a private, commercial project you can choose from a…

GPL

GPL has a very specific meaning – it is the acronym for General Public License. Sometimes, GPL is also called GNU GPL. GPL is a type of software license, and is the most frequently used software license for free software.…

Hybrid Computing

There is no need for an organization to choose between keeping computer equipment at its own premises or using the cloud. It’s perfectly feasible to mix and match technologies in order to provide the particular infrastructure that they need. Once…

Index

The term “index” has a number of definitions in computing: it may refer to a website’s index directory listing, a search engine’s index, or a database index. And this variation means that “index” can be a complex term for newcomers…

ionCube

Copyright is a crucial issue online — especially in website development. Your code will be available to any user when you build a site: all they need to do is click on the “view source” option to view the code…

Kubernetes

If you hear mention of k8s or kube then what’s being talked about is Kubernetes, a portable, open-source container orchestration platform that was designed by Google and based on their Borg system. It can automate many of the manual processes…

MVC

MVC ( Model-View-Controller ) is an architectural pattern which has existed for a long time in software engineering and is in use by majority of programming languages. Model here is about the data and actual business logic. It takes care…

Netmask

Netmask and subnet mask are often used as if they’re the same thing, but subnet masks are mostly used in network configurations, while netmasks often refer to classes of IP addresses. They’re used to define a range of IP addresses…
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