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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Help needed in learning to use Boost.Asio
From: Miloslav Marik (miloslav.marik_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-24 08:58:31


By my opinion, developing HTTP server from scratch is not the best
solution. There is number of open source libraries. I'm pretty happy with
splunk pion ( It is built on top of boost
asio, supports http and https, and by my opinion it is easy to use.


2017-10-24 10:04 GMT+02:00 Osman Zakir via Boost-users <

> I want to learn how to use Boost.Asio so I can then create an abstraction
> layer over it for HTTP and create a server and client. I need it for a web
> app I want to make. I know C++ isn’t a good choice for this sort of thing,
> but it’s still growing and getting better, so I wonder if there’s really no
> hope for it becoming a better choice for web development. Especially if
> someone were to propose a networking library for boost that also provides
> support for the HTTP protocol and maybe also RESTful services out of the
> box. Libraries in Boost have a high chance of making it into the standard,
> after all, so this could be a good idea.
> I’ve heard from many people that C++ is a waste of time, especially if one
> wants to get into web development and make a lot of money. Most people who
> want to web development are abandoning C++ in favor of languages Python
> that provide better support for web development. I don’t like this and I
> hope that C++ will also become better for the job soon so that it can pull
> back programmers that have left it for other languages.
> That’s also the reason why I want to use C++ here. I’m hoping that the
> Networking TS would be standardized and that the standardizing committee
> would also do something to make C++ overall better for the web, preferably
> as good as Python if possible. The difficulty of getting into and using
> C++ is also overly-exaggerated but it seems to be more because of C++
> programmers not making their code simple and beautiful enough, so it’s also
> the language users’ fault. I want to try to change the negative views that
> people have of C++, as well.
> By the way, would it be a good idea to send an email asking about the
> future of C++, especially for web development, to Dr. Stroustrup if I can
> find a way to contact him? I know he’s a busy man and I’m also reluctant
> to this, but since he’s also on the standard-making committee, if he finds
> some free time to reply to my email, he should be able to tell me what to
> expect about C++ and its future.
> I’m sorry if this email got too long, though. Best regards.
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