Software Development

Software Development, software engineering , computer science

[WWW] Web development tools

Here is a list of web development tools I mostly use, these tools are coming very useful especially to analyze, tune and optimize your web project. These are essential tools to achieve the best user experience and highest performance.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
https://www.websitepulse.com/help/tools.php
https://tools.geekflare.com/tools/dns-lookup
https://www.webpagetest.org 
https://tools.geekflare.com/report/speed-test 
https://performance.sucuri.net 
https://sitecheck.sucuri.net 
https://www.site24x7.com/web-page-analyzer.html
https://www.dotcom-tools.com/website-speed-test.aspx
http://www.monitis.com/pageload/

[C++] MemorySanitizer

MemorySanitizer is a detector of uninitialized memory reads in C/C++ programs. Uninitialized values occur when stack- or heap-allocated memory is read before it is written. MSan detects cases where such values affect program execution.
At this time, MemorySanitizer supports Linux x86_64 only.
To use MemorySanitizer, compile and link your program with -fsanitize=memory -fPIE -pie. To get any stack traces, add -fno-omit-frame-pointer.

Origins tracking

[C++] AddressSanitizer

AddressSanitizer is a memory error detector for C/C++. It finds:

-Use after free (dangling pointer dereference)
-Heap buffer overflow
-Stack buffer overflow
-Global buffer overflow
-Use after return
-Use after scope
-Initialization order bugs
-Memory leaks

In order to use AddressSanitizer we will need to compile and link your program using clang with the -fsanitize=address switch. To get a reasonable performance add -O1 or higher.

[C++] ThreadSanitizer

ThreadSanitizer is a data race detector for C/C++. Data races are one of the most common and hardest to debug types of bugs in concurrent systems.
Here is an example of a data race that can lead to crashes and memory corruptions:

[C++] How to install gcc-7 on Ubuntu LTS 16.04

[C++] Return absolute_path using boost::filesystem

Return absolute_path using boost::filesystem

Note:
You’ll need to add the boost libraries to the linking phase with the -L flag and the names of the libraries with the -l flag. This is different from the compilation phase where only the -I include path is needed. For example in my case:

boost::filesystem tutorials
https://meetingcpp.com/blog/items/handling-files-using-boost-filesystem.html
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_55_0/libs/filesystem/doc/tutorial.html
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_44_0/libs/filesystem/v3/doc/tutorial.html
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_51_0/libs/filesystem/doc/reference.html#Absolute-path
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_53_0/libs/filesystem/doc/reference.html
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_55_0/libs/filesystem/doc/reference.html#copy_file
http://wiki.lihebi.com/boost.html

The Boost C++ Libraries
AdvC++Libs.key
boost-graph-library
asio_doc
dima-boost-intro
Boost_for_KDE_Developers-Volker_Krause

CMAKE BUILD TYPES AND HOW TO SPECIFY COMPILERS AND COMPILER FLAGS

CMake has a CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE option for predefined build types. The build type affects optimization and whether the result of the build is debuggable. Those used by MySQL are RelWithDebInfo or Debug.
RelWithDebInfo (optimizations are on, debug info is generated) is used in MySQL by default.
Debug (optimizations are off, debug info is generated) is used if the WITH_DEBUG option is set.

CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE is not set when custom compile flags are used

To define which C and C++ compilers to use, you can define the CC and CXX environment variables. For example:

To specify your own C and C++ compiler flags, for flags that do not affect optimization, use the CMAKE_C_FLAGS and CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS CMake options:

When providing your own compiler flags, you might want to specify CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE as well.
For example, to create a 32-bit release build on a 64-bit Linux machine, do this:

If you set flags that affect optimization (-Onumber), you must set the CMAKE_C_FLAGS_build_type and/or CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS_build_type options, where build_type  corresponds to the CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE value.

To specify a different optimization for the default build type (RelWithDebInfo) set the CMAKE_C_FLAGS_RELWITHDEBINFO and CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS_RELWITHDEBINFO options.
For example, to compile on Linux with -O3 and with debug symbols, do this:

SPECIFY ADDITIONAL COMPILER OPTIONS IN QTCREATOR OR SIMPLE ADD THEM TO QMAKE

List of build-specific variants to specify your Qt project.

QSqlDatabase connection testing tool

QSqlDatabase connection access

A simple command line tool to test connection between Qt client applications and a remote Mysql Server. The code includes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support to test secure connection. The QSqlDatabase class provides an interface for accessing a database through a connection. An instance of QSqlDatabase represents the connection. The connection provides access to the database via one of the supported database drivers (MySQL in our case), which are derived from QSqlDriver. Alternatively, we can subclass your own database driver from QSqlDriver. I’ll post an another article about how to write your own database driver in Qt for Unix, OSX and Windows platforms. It’s recommend to write your own database driver especially when you planning to deploy your application in different platforms. It’s simply because there could be surprises especially on client deploying your application that using one of the supported database drivers due to missing dependencies or environmental variables.

Software prerequisites:
Remote MySQL server version: 5.7 or above
Qt version: Qt_5_7_1 or above
OpenSSL 1.0.x or above the for SSL feature

How to use it:
1. I simply run the mysql_conn_test_database.sql SQL script file to create a test database on the remote server.
2. Set the hostname or IP, port number, username and password. You migth need to create a new database user for this purpose.
[You will need to create SSL certificates for the database server and client in order to test SSL Feature on the MySQL Server.]
3. If everthing is set just simple build and run the project in your QtCreator.

If everything goes well you will recieve the following feedback from your terminal:


QSqlDatabase connection test tool was created and written by Roland Ihasz and it is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2 or above.

Check out on GitHub. https://github.com/lnrsoft/QSqlDatabase-connection-test-tool

 mysql_db_connection_test.pro

 main.cpp

 mysql_conn_test_database.sql

Alternatively, use the following shorter source code to check the connection without any sql query.
 QSqlDatabase connection test tool without query