C++ complexity: it's a feature

Posted by user on 22 Jan 2016

One of the constant reproaches we can hear about C++ is that it is too complex, too hard, too unsafe and has too many features, really these r-value references are useless and dangerous and why would you need variadic templates anyway, and "lol" you are still managing memory manually in 2016.

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Tags: cpp, programming, rant, Uncategorized

Debugging in GDB from Visual Studio

Posted by user on 01 Dec 2015

I wanted to share some tips and tricks for those of you who use a recently released Visual Studio GDB Debugger extension. You may want to read the announcing blog post as well.

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Tags: debugging, gdb, Uncategorized, visual studio

Weird PIE-related linker errors on OS X

Posted by user on 20 Nov 2015

Weird error - Recently, I have encountered a really strange linker error after a ridiculously small change in the code. Look at the error message and find the reason in 5 seconds without looking further in the text and I owe you a beer ;).

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Tags: linker, OS X, Uncategorized, visibility

Finding and fixing leaks in our nodejs addon

Posted by user on 02 Nov 2015

nodejs is a great platform reaching a certain degree of maturity. We generally have a lazy approach toward API support with quasardb: if no one is asking for it, don't implement it.

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Tags: cpp, addon, nodejs, quasardb, Uncategorized

Building a database

Posted by user on 05 Oct 2015

It is with great pleasure and pride we announce the fifth beta of our quasardb 2.0 release. Things are getting exciting as we are approaching the final release!

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Tags: history, nosql, quasardb, release, Uncategorized

Automatically mounting instance stores on an AWS AMI

Posted by user on 13 Aug 2015

On Amazon's EC2, using EBS as the backend storage for your application has been the de-facto standard. Using the local storage of an EC2 container is risky: data loss occurs when a container is stopped and it is not replicated by default. As such, people should default to using EBS, which is Amazon's version of a SAN.

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Tags: administration, amazon, aws, quasardb, Uncategorized

5 awesome C++ libraries we use

Posted by user on 20 Apr 2015

This is an opinionated post about five libraries we use in the production code of quasardb.

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Tags: Uncategorized

SFINAE Hell: detecting template methods

Posted by user on 12 Apr 2015

One of the cool thing about C++ is all these checks you can do at compile time. With compile time checks you can not only write safer code, but also faster code for the simple reason that alls the checks you do at compile time will not have to be done at runtime.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Chaotic testing

Posted by user on 22 Mar 2015

The stabilization algorithm - quasardb is a distributed, peer-to-peer database based on the Chord Algorithm. It is actually much more than that, but for the purpose of this post we will focus on the Chord algorithm and one fundamental process: stabilization.

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Tags: quasardb, testing, Uncategorized

quasardb on Microsoft Azure

Posted by user on 06 Feb 2015

Getting your hands on quasardb has never been that easy. With just a few mouse clicks you can deploy your own quasardb server in Microsoft Azure.

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Tags: azure, quasardb, Uncategorized