Subject: Re: [boost] Feedback on Boost.Http
From: Brian Wood (woodbrian77_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-19 15:49:06
Vin?cius dos Santos Oliveira:
> I recently submitted an HTTP server library to Boost Incubator and I'd
> appreciate feedback:
> I intend to submit to Boost later.
> This is the library that I developed during GSoC 2014 and I made several
> improvements (new features, bug fixes, better and extended
> documentation...) after the end of GSoC. There are a few improvements that
> I still want to do, but none of them would be a barrier for Boost
> integration, in my opinion.
> This library doesn't have a builtin request router, opposed to several
> libraries out there, then you can use whatever routing style you wish
> (tree-based, middleware-based, no router...).
> Also, it follows Boost active style, then you can build your own scheduler
> around it (prioritize requests from certain IPs, defer acceptance of new
> connections during server high load, reuse prior constructed objects...).
> The library follows Asio threading model, then you also choose whether you
> will handle all requests from the same thread (useful for embedded
> or multiples ones. The library is fully async, then one thread is not a
> It has a powerful and flexible file server API, supporting range-based
> requests, conditional requests, support for ETags and so on.
> After the GSoC, I had the chance to add tests for asynchronous
> and now the implementation is much more trustable and stable. The choice
> reuse an existing HTTP parser (the Node.js's C parser) also helps a lot.
> The simple message-based API helps to support HTTP pipelining, allocation
> fine tuning and much more. Besides HTTP pipelining, HTTP chunking (and
> other modern features like 100-continue and HTTP Upgrade) are also
Do you have any users? If you don't have users, I suggest
you become the first user by developing an application.
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