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What is an API? Here’s the Answer!

What is an API? Here’s the Answer!

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Let me start with a simple example of how an API can be used: It is currently 2 degrees at in London You may think that I've only tried a temperature in my statement, but the temperature is actually obtained from a weather site using an API. We will explain how it works in a practical way, but first I will explain a bit about what an API is. What is an API? API is one of the many three-letter acronyms that you encounter early on as a developer, but which many who do not deal with programming also come into contact with. API stands for Application Programming Interface. This does not, however,  reveal as much about what API actually is. Simply explained, it can be said that an API is a framework for how different programs can communicate with each other. You can compare it to a m
Is the Development of Self-Driving Cars Going Too Fast?

Is the Development of Self-Driving Cars Going Too Fast?

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Although many are enthusiastic about the new technology development of self-driving cars, critical voices are also heard. But when something has really taken off, it can be difficult to stop and the question is whether the protests will have an effect. The utopian vision of a world where self-driving cars are connected to a cloud and traffic jams, unnecessary emissions and accidents are a memory only seductive. The idea is that it will be safer, easier and more convenient to travel or commute. The human factor is one of the biggest accidents in traffic and every year thousands of people are killed unnecessarily. Car manufacturers and high-tech companies spend huge sums on producing autonomous cars and trucks. Because the self-driving vehicles have an advanced sensor system and are c...
5G or Fiber – What to Choose?

5G or Fiber – What to Choose?

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There have long been discussions about whether to connect your home to fiber. Of course, it is not cheap and now it soon becomes too late to choose, if you do not want to pay more because they have to dig up again. For some, it is a matter of course while others are more doubtful as they already have a functioning ADSL or 4G. Now it has also started talking about 5G which is said to be so good that people have now started to become even more hesitant about fiber. "Why fiber when I can get fast wireless  connection via 5G?" There are several reasons why fiber is better than 5G, which I also think goes without saying. As it is right now, 5G is only available in a few places in certain countries, mostly for testing. The plan is for 5G to be put into operation by 2020. But it will tak
Is it Safe to Pull out USB Devices Without “Ejecting” Them?

Is it Safe to Pull out USB Devices Without “Ejecting” Them?

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We who have used computers for a long time probably know the basic rule that you should not pull out external storage devices connected via USB, before first "ejecting" them. This is so that there will be no reading and writing problems. However, if you have Windows 10, and are constantly upgrading it, Microsoft has changed the settings so that it is okay to just pull out your USB flash drives and hard drives. You can control each unit yourself if you wish. If you use a Mac, you know how the angry operating system complains if you pull out a USB device without first choosing to eject it, for example by dragging the device to the trash. Not so in Windows, it has been popular to do so, but there have been no major problems. However, with newer versions of Windows 10, it is perfectly...