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A Cloud for Holography and Cross Reality (CHARITY)

The CHARITY project is an Innovation Action funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon2020 Programme. Work started in January 2021 and will continue for 36 months. The consortium includes 15 partners from 10 countries, including 5 industry partners, 2 academic/research organization partners, and 8 SMEs. The project coordinator is Uwe Herzog from EURESCOM (European Institute for Research …

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Working with JavaScript: How Prototypes and Inheritances Operate

Introduction JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages. If you know anything about computer programming, you have probably heard of JavaScript. If you dig into a little more detail, you will discover that JavaScript is a prototype-based language. This means that you can use general objects to share object properties and methods. You can clone or even extend …

How to Crawl a Web Page with Scrapy and Python 3

Web scraping, web crawling, web harvesting, or web data extraction are synonyms referring to the act of mining data from web pages across the Internet. Web scrapers or web crawlers are tools that go over web pages programmatically extracting the required data. These data, which is usually large sets of text can be used for analytical purposes, to understand products, …

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Installing the Apache Web Server on CentOS 7

A web server stores, processes and delivers web pages to website visitors. There are quite a few Open Source web server software options, but the Apache HTTP server is deemed as the most widely used web server in the world. This is because, apart from being open-source, its modular architecture allows extending its capabilities through adding modules to serve different …

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How To Share Data Between a Docker Container and a Host

Introduction Generally, Docker containers only run for a certain period of time – the time it takes to run the command. The data that is available inside the container can only be accessed from within the container during the runtime. Docker volumes can be used for accessing the files easily and storing them for a longer period. For example, if …

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The Post-Covid Era of Business Digitalization

The coronavirus pandemic arose challenges for public and private organizations and service providers that deliver solutions. The increased demand for cloud solutions by different organizations creates an opportunity for service providers to meet this pressing requirement.  Introduction The unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 has created an urgency for strategic decisions within enterprises. Before the crisis, the digital strategy of businesses and …

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Using Python 3 String Formatters

Introduction The str.format() method in the string class of Python lets you do a variety of value formatting and substitution. Positional formatting and concatenation of elements within a string are done using string formatters in Python 3. In this tutorial, you will learn about the common uses of string formatters in Python. Formatting the strings will help you write more …

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Elevate your cloud experience with CloudSigma’s new turnkey PaaS solution

Geneva, Switzerland – April 2021– CloudSigma is excited to announce the launch of a new turnkey Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution on top of our powerful cloud infrastructure.  CloudSigma’s PaaS offering allows developers, IT consultants, and system integrators to easily set up their applications as the configuration and environment provisioning can be managed with extreme simplicity. Our new PaaS solution is ideal …

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Nginx Server and Location Block Selection Algorithms: Overview

Introduction Nginx is among the world’s most popular web server options. It is able to successfully deal with a multitude of simultaneous client connections. At the same time, it is functioning as a mail, web, or reverse proxy server. This guide aims to outline the behind-the-scenes methods that direct how Nginx processes client requests. We will demystify the server and …

Setting up a UFW on Ubuntu and Debian Cloud Server

Introduction We all know that computer security is essential for protecting your data. If a hacker was to find their way into your server, they can cause some serious damage. To make sure this doesn’t happen, you need to employ the appropriate security measures. The first line of defense that any incoming threat would encounter in a safeguarded system would …

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A Guide on Adding JavaScript to HTML

Introduction JavaScript needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular programming languages for web development. It works similar to HTML and CSS. All of these languages help design and develop web-based applications and programs. So how is JavaScript useful in particular? With the help of JavaScript, you can make your web applications and web pages quite interactive. There …

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CloudSigma is now a verified Terraform provider

We are excited to announce that we have completed our coverage as part of the Terraform ‘infrastructure as code’ driver. As such, CloudSigma is now an official provider on their platform. If you’re not already familiar with Terraform, this blog post will outline the top reasons why you should use it. About Terraform Terraform is a powerful open-source configuration management …