Data Types and Protocols

We prefer to stay focused on our specific niche in data-related services to ensure we are professionals at what we do. This is why we specialize in working with particular protocol data types (HTTP/HTTPS and SFTP) and formats (XML, JSON, Protocol Buffers).

 

Data Types & Protocols

XML

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is used for encoding information in a format that is readable both for humans and machines. It contains textual data with Unicode support for different languages. XML is similar to HTML. It contains markup symbols to describe page or file contents.

JSON

JSON is a data format used as an alternative to XML, mostly in cases when data is exchanged between a web app and a server (especially if JavaScript is involved). Its key perks include:

  • Lightweight: so, your data takes less place when stored and is transferred faster;
  • Text-only format: it can be used by apps written in any language and even read by people without any programming background.

Protocol Buffers

Protocol buffers are used for serializing structured data. They were proposed by Google as an effective alternative to XML. Protocol buffers are smaller, faster and simpler than the "old" format. Being performed in binary format the protocol buffer message is not intended to be read by users.

HTTP/HTTPS

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is used for transferring information between server and browser. But this connection isn’t secure, so transferred data can be intercepted by third parties. That’s why a secure standard HTTPS was developed. “S” in the end means that this connection passes through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate to provide data protection. It’s important for e-commerce sites with online payment gateway, or platforms that contain users’ credentials.

SFTP

Provided the connection is SSH-protected, SFTP protocol is here to enable file transfer over SSH in a secure way. It also supports authentication functionality to ensure the transfer is done by an authorized party. It is used within a variety of data protocols solutions that require data exchange to be well-protected.

We specialize in bringing data protocols solutions that ensure the data transfer is done securely and promptly. So, in case you are looking for a development partner to help you with this type of projects, we are here at your service.

Are you still hesitating regarding which protocols and formats would be the best choice for you? We are ready to come to your rescue! Just send us some details on what you have in mind, and we’ll get back to you with our expert opinion.