Why Do We Need Software Engineering?
RecoverySoft / October 21, 2018

To understand the necessity for software engineering, we must pause briefly to look back at the recent history of computing. This history will help us to understand the problems that started to become obvious in the late sixties and early seventies, and the solutions that have led to the creation of the field of software engineering. These problems were referred to by some as “The software Crisis,” so named for the symptoms of the problem. The situation might also been called “The Complexity Barrier,” so named for the primary cause of the problems. Some refer to the software crisis in the past tense. The crisis is far from over, but thanks to the development of many new techniques that are now included under the title of software engineering, we have made and are continuing to make progress. In the early days of computing the primary concern was with building or acquiring the hardware. Software was almost expected to take care of itself. The consensus held that “hardware” is “hard” to change, while “software” is “soft,” or easy to change. According, most people in the industry carefully planned hardware development but gave considerably less forethought to the software. If the software…

5 Data Recovery Tips
RecoverySoft / October 19, 2018

There is no doubt that our lives have become a lot easier because of technology. Nowadays, we have a lot of up-to-date and automated ways of doing things. For instance, today, we can store a huge amount of data on small chips called memory cards. And the chances of data loss are not so high. Even if we lose data, we can get it recovered with a few clicks of the mouse. Read on to know 5 data recovery tips. Make a Recovery Plan If you have a plan, you won’t panic in case something goes wrong. For data recovery, you can choose from a lot of free tools as they are designed specifically for this purpose. So, what you need to do is install a good app ahead of time. You can also hire one of the best data recovery services, but it may cost you more. Use Flash Drives Ideally, it’s a good idea to create a back up of your important data. You can store your backup on a flash driver, for instance. And if your hard drive fails, you can get your data back within a few minutes. Cloud Storage With cloud storage, you can store…

Recommended Fonts For Technical Documents
RecoverySoft / October 19, 2018

“As the saying goes, type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.” – Mathew Carter. I happen to agree with Carter because we do not select a font for every letter, we select a font for all letters. Selecting font is the most important part of formatting and designing your technical document. In my opinion, fonts show your understanding and sense of the document you are putting forward to the readers. For technical documents, the fonts should show your sober, fit, neat personality. Fonts like Bradley, Ravie, Harrington, etc show your fun side, which is not suitable for technical documents. Recommended Fonts: The most suitable fonts for technical documents are SANS SERIF and SERIF groups. SANS SERIF fonts include the Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, and Verdana. And the SERIF fonts include Times Roman, Times New Roman, Georgia, and Bookman. Definitions: Technical definition of the SERIF term is, “a typeface having small strokes at the end of the main strokes of each character”. In easy language, the SERIF fonts have feet at the end of each letter. According to few researches, it makes it much easier to read the content. As in SANS SERIF, SANS means NO…

Recommended Fonts For Technical Documents
RecoverySoft / October 17, 2018

“As the saying goes, type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.” – Mathew Carter. I happen to agree with Carter because we do not select a font for every letter, we select a font for all letters. Selecting font is the most important part of formatting and designing your technical document. In my opinion, fonts show your understanding and sense of the document you are putting forward to the readers. For technical documents, the fonts should show your sober, fit, neat personality. Fonts like Bradley, Ravie, Harrington, etc show your fun side, which is not suitable for technical documents. Recommended Fonts: The most suitable fonts for technical documents are SANS SERIF and SERIF groups. SANS SERIF fonts include the Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, and Verdana. And the SERIF fonts include Times Roman, Times New Roman, Georgia, and Bookman. Definitions: Technical definition of the SERIF term is, “a typeface having small strokes at the end of the main strokes of each character”. In easy language, the SERIF fonts have feet at the end of each letter. According to few researches, it makes it much easier to read the content. As in SANS SERIF, SANS means NO…

Recommended Fonts For Technical Documents
RecoverySoft / October 6, 2018

“As the saying goes, type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.” – Mathew Carter. I happen to agree with Carter because we do not select a font for every letter, we select a font for all letters. Selecting font is the most important part of formatting and designing your technical document. In my opinion, fonts show your understanding and sense of the document you are putting forward to the readers. For technical documents, the fonts should show your sober, fit, neat personality. Fonts like Bradley, Ravie, Harrington, etc show your fun side, which is not suitable for technical documents. Recommended Fonts: The most suitable fonts for technical documents are SANS SERIF and SERIF groups. SANS SERIF fonts include the Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, and Verdana. And the SERIF fonts include Times Roman, Times New Roman, Georgia, and Bookman. Definitions: Technical definition of the SERIF term is, “a typeface having small strokes at the end of the main strokes of each character”. In easy language, the SERIF fonts have feet at the end of each letter. According to few researches, it makes it much easier to read the content. As in SANS SERIF, SANS means NO…

Software Piracy
RecoverySoft / September 29, 2018

SOFTWARE PIRACY We regularly hear reports about the cost to the software industry of software piracy, but are the claims to be taken at face value? Statistics are notoriously biased towards what the author is trying to say. Types of Software: There are three basic types of software, although these do have their own subsections, as will be discussed later: 1. Commercial software, purchased with a license for one or more computers. This generally is coupled with some form of support and regular updates to patch errors etc. Sometimes a new version of the software is offered at a reduced rate as "update". This type of software is generally relatively expensive and is often designed to cover specific industrial purposes. The big exception is the various sets of "office" software, which are designed for use in the commercial environment, but can typically be equally used for various tasks at home. The most common application in this category is, of course, text editing. Most of the other classic "office" applications, such as calculations and data bases are only of limited use in the domestic environment, although they will be used in some cases, particularly now that the more computer-literate generation is…

iSCSI Software
RecoverySoft / September 24, 2018

iSCSI software is the type of software used in network storage where iSCSI protocol is used. The basic storage network which deploys iSCSI is storage area network (SAN). iSCSI software enables the devices to become connected to the network, share storage space and have access to the data stored on storage servers. There can be two sets of devices which are in the network. The first are iSCSI initiators – the appliances which send SCSI commands and initiate the contact. The other are iSCSI targets – the devices which receive the commands sent by the iSCSI initiator. Therefore, depending on the status of the device, it will require special iSCSI software – for initiators, for targets or both, since one device can sometimes perform both roles. In the case of iSCSI software for initiators we can have the system initiator. It is a special service running in the operation system. Windows Vista and Windows 2008 are already equipped with iSCSI software for initiator, you only have to select it. In Windows XP and Windows 2003 you can download iSCSI initiator from Microsoft pages and install it. As far as targets are concerned there are also two possibilities. Many of the…

Fraud in Nigerian Crude Oil Selling: Authenticating The Crude Allocation and Documents by Oil Buyers
RecoverySoft / September 19, 2018

HOW DO YOU ASSURE THAT A NIGERIAN CRUDE OIL SELLER’S ALLOCATION OR DOCUMENT IS AUTHENTIC OR GENUINE? This observation by the research report on the subject, done by the Africans in America News Watch, a New York based non-profit organization, in August 2010, sums up the issue: “There are many genuine crude oil sellers in Nigeria but the problem is getting the real and verifiable ones. Crude Oil trade is a booming and thriving business and many people seem to want to go into it. Buyers from other countries contact sellers in Nigeria in order to buy Nigerian Crude Oil. [But the business is now full of]… scammers on the prowl.” It adds that “There are lots of crude oil sellers in Nigeria, but the challenge there is the ability to find genuine and verifiable sellers.” In point of fact, as this author has amply documented elsewhere in another study, the assertion that in the arcane world of international crude oil buying and selling today the landscape is literally littered and crawling with fraudsters and scammers, is now a well-established, well-settled truth about which there can hardly be any serious argument or disputation in the contemporary international oil buying and…

How To Protect Your Important Documents Using Encryption
RecoverySoft / September 15, 2018

A common fear that people (maybe you?) Have about going paperless is that hackers will somehow be able to get access to their private information. It is not an unreasonable fear, but there are things you can do to protect yourself. One of the best ways is to use encryption, which just means making it so that you, and only you, can get at your documents. That way, even if your computer gets hacked or stolen, people will be faced with a strange file that they will not be able to open any matter how hard they try. Think of it as having your critical documents locked away in a safe. How do you do this? There are a number of different ways, and no end to the number of software packages that you can buy, but here are two completely free solutions that are both great. As with most things, which one you use depends on what type of computer or operating system you are running. Encrypting Your Files On Microsoft Windows or Linux If you use Microsoft Windows or Linux, I recommend using TrueCrypt which is a free, open-source disk encryption software. When you use TrueCrypt, you will…

Hybrid Cloud Storage: A Tiered Approach
RecoverySoft / September 13, 2018

Hybrid Cloud Storage For hybrid cloud storage, data mostly resides within the private portion of the cloud. If apps are also deployed within the private cloud, the data store may store files and data for these apps, this should be the highest-performing storage system within your entire hybrid cloud storage strategy. It’s all about time and money The costs of local and cloud data persistence is now so inexpensive that using secondary means, even tertiary mean, of storing data as an active backup system for primary persistence, or even as an up-to-date copy of the primary storage, is the best approach. With a few exceptions. In the hybrid cloud storage strategy, the secondary storage system exists in the public cloud. Data is replicated or moved to a public cloud storage system, my preference is as Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Simple Storage Service, to provide active backup for the primary storage system. In other cases, an enterprise might move older data to the public cloud to free up space in primary storage. AWS Glacier would be a great example. If a secondary storage system is used to store data moved from primary storage, be sure to design your apps to look…