Ruben's Q3 2023 Update

Oct 27, 2023

During Q3 2023, I’ve been making progress in the following areas:


As you may know, BoostServerTech is a series of projects that showcase how Boost can be used to create high-performance web applications. It’s a place to showcase Boost technology to both authors and users, and try new stuff.

I originally created the project in July as a “test lab”, to guide Boost.MySQL development. During this Q3, the project has advanced a lot:

  • Created the project proposal.
  • Developed the proposed chat application prototype, including a React front-end and a C++ backend using Boost.Beast and Boost.Redis.
  • Made the project robust by developing a unit test suite for both front-end and back-end, and an integration test suite.
  • Deployed the project to production using AWS and containers, featuring a CloudFormation template that makes new deployments very easy.
  • Wrote extensive documentation about the project, so it can be useful for other developers, as well as other Boost authors who want to write their own ServerTech application.
  • Extended the server’s functionality by adding authentication and a MySQL database (using Boost.MySQL).

Boost.Cobalt feedback and review

I’ve been quite involved in Boost.Cobalt (former Boost.Async) submission and review process:

  • Provided Klemens with early feedback about documentation, prior to review.
  • I wrote a fork of the BoostServerTech chat application using Boost.Cobalt. This uncovered some issues and yielded some useful experience that the author has already incorporated into the library.
  • I wrote my review with all this.


  • Implemented fuzz testing for Boost.MySQL serialization functions.
  • Fixed minor issues and released Boost.MySQL 1.83.
  • Implemented connection::reset_session, which allows cleaning session state and is a requirement for connection pooling.

Site docs

I’ve done some contributions to the new Boost documentation:

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