Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: [boost] [review][beast] Review of Beast starts today : July 1 - July 10
From: Michael Caisse (mcaisse-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-01 07:39:45

The formal review of Vinnie Falco’s Beast library will take place from
July 1 through July 10, 2017.

Please consider participating in this review. The success of Boost is
partially a result of the quality review process which is conducted by
the community. You are part of the Boost community. I will be grateful
to receive a review based on whatever level of effort or time you can

Beast is a C++ header-only library serving as a foundation for writing
interoperable networking libraries by providing low-level HTTP/1,
WebSocket, and networking protocol vocabulary types and algorithms using
the consistent asynchronous model of Boost.Asio.

Beast is designed for:

  * Symmetry: Algorithms are role-agnostic; build clients, servers, or
  * Ease of Use: Boost.Asio users will immediately understand Beast.
  * Flexibility: Users make the important decisions such as buffer or
    thread management.
  * Performance: Build applications handling thousands of connections
    or more.
  * Basis for Further Abstraction: Components are well-suited for
    building upon.

A branch has been made for the review. You can find Beast for review at
these links:

  * Documentation : <>
  * Source code : <>
  * The FAQ answers real questions that come up :


A lightning talk from CppCon 2016 introducing Beast can be found here:

Please provide in your review whatever information you think is valuable
to understand your final choice of ACCEPT or REJECT including Beast as a
Boost library. Please be explicit about your decision.

Some other questions you might want to consider answering:

  - What is your evaluation of the design?
  - What is your evaluation of the implementation?
  - What is your evaluation of the documentation?
  - What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
  - Did you try to use the library? With which compiler(s)? Did you
    have any problems?
  - How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
    reading? In-depth study?
  - Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

More information about the Boost Formal Review Process can be found
here: <>

Thank you for your effort in the Boost community.

Happy coding -

Michael Caisse
Ciere Consulting

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at