CSV vs XML vs JSON – Which is the Best Response Data Format?
RecoverySoft / June 13, 2018

Whether you are building a thin client (web application) or thick client (client-server application) at some point you are probably making requests to a web server and need a good data format for responses. As of today, there are three major data formats being used to transmit data from a web server to a client: CSV, XML, and JSON. In order to develop an application with a solid architecture, it’s a good idea to understand the differences between each format and know when to use them. The purpose of this post is to define each data format, lay out the pros and cons for each, and discover which situations work best with each format. CSV CSV stands for “comma separated values”. As the name implies, this data format is basically a list of elements separated by commas. Let’s say that your response is sending back a list of people in a particular family. The format would look like this: Eric,Andrea,Kusco Pros – This format is the most compact of all three formats. Generally speaking, CSV formats are about half the size of XML and JSON formats. This is the major advantage of CSV because it can help reduce bandwidth Cons…

How to Transfer Files and Settings From a Windows XP PC to Windows 7 With an External Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / June 13, 2018

How to Transfer Files and Settings Between two Windows PCs This article is to demonstrate a way to transfer data from a Windows XP or Vista computer to a Windows 7 computer using Windows Easy Transfer (WET). Windows Easy Transfer is a file transferring program included in new versions of Microsoft Windows operating system which allows the moving of files and settings between two computers. The program assists migration of Windows XP or Windows Vista to ac computer running Windows 7. It makes easy for you to copy files and settings from Windows XP or Vista. You can also use this program to transfer data between two computers which run Windows 7. 1- Hardware requirements: To transfer data, you can use LAN (Local Area Network), USB drive, external hard drive and CD, DVD or Windows Easy Transfer cable. On this article, we will show how to transfer data with external hard drive. Things you need: External hard drive; Two computers: one with Windows XP or Vista, one with Windows 7. 2. Data transferring: The purpose is to copy WET to your Win XP computer and let it copy files and settings. Firstly, connect your external hard drive to the Windows…

Data Recovery Myths – Logic Board and Platter Replacement
RecoverySoft / March 30, 2018

While many parts of your computer can be replaced to bring it back to normal, the myth that your hard drive recovery can be as simple as replacing certain components is only partially true. If you've experienced a crash, then you can understand the desperation many people go through when trying to find a cheap solution to recover the data. Even though the logic board replacement and platter fix solution is not free, some people attempted to have this service done to save lost data and recover important files on their hard disk. First, it's been reported that efficient clean rooms cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. It's safe to say that your local hardware component technician does not have the available funds to provide a clean room for their customers. The first error in this myth is that whoever claims to be able to fix hard drives does not necessarily open them in a safe, uncontaminated room like they should do. While you may consider this a viable fix for your broken drive, consider our article on clean room and its specification before attempting to have the platters or logic board replaced. Now, there are several refurbished sites…