Google is back with Santa Tracker

Google has continued their tradition of tracking Santa since 2004. This year, the app has got a “snazzy look and feel along with some brand new content.” According to Google, in Santa’s Village “you can practice basic coding skills, create original artwork, exercise your geographic chops, and learn more about charitable organizations like Khan Academy and Code.org.”

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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attack

XSS stands for Cross-Site Scripting. XSS attack refers to the injection of malicious scripts into a legitimate website or web application. It is similar to other web attacks such as SQL injection (Check out our article on SQL Injection), however it is more devastating since an XSS attack does not target the application concerned rather it puts the users of the application at risk.

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Websites vs Web Applications

As a beginner web developer, you may be wondering if your web project qualifies as a web application. Traditionally we grew up using applications (apps) on our smartphones and PCs which do not require a browser to run. Still we find many instances online where a website, that we access and use through a web browser like Google Chrome, is regarded as a web app.

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HTTP vs HTTPS

Whether we want to purchase something or are simply looking for information, we browse different websites on the Internet every day. It is said that an average user browses about 89 websites per month. If you ever looked closely, you might have come across different URLs (Uniform Resource Locator). In simple terms, it is the web address with the help of which you can locate different documents or files on the Internet. For more information on URL, visit this post by How-To Geek.

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