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CII Best Practices

Filed under: Development,News by guenter at 09:35

I recently did a review of our project with regards to the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices, in order to ensure we’re following industry best practices with POCO.

Things looked very good, with only a few best practices missing, which I have fixed in the meantime:

  • Updated the CONTRIBUTING.md file to include a statement on reporting security issues via email and added a link to that file to README.md.
  • Updated the instructions for preparing a release in the Wiki to include running clang-analyzer.
  • Enabled HTTPS for the project website (using a Let’s Encrypt certificate and certbot-auto), which was actually most of the work (including fixing all links, etc.).
  • Ran clang-analyzer on the code base for peace of mind 😉

We can now proudly show the CII Best Practices badge on our GitHub page:

The POCO C++ Libraries are being used in a lot of important projects in lots of different areas, from server and desktop applications, mobile apps to Internet of Things and connected devices in factories, homes and buildings, infrastructure as well as vehicles. Following established best practices and giving our best to ensure high-quality releases is my main priority.

Release 1.7.5 Available

Filed under: News by guenter at 09:06

Release 1.7.5 of the POCO C++ Libraries is available.
This release fixed a potential dangling pointer issue in Poco::JSON::Object, upgrades bundled SQLite to 3.14.1 and contains a few other minor improvements.
Please see the CHANGELOG for the details.

Release 1.7.4 Available

Filed under: News by guenter at 19:58

Release 1.7.4 of the POCO C++ Libraries is available.
This release fixes a couple of issues in the Net and Data libraries and upgrades bundled Expat to 2.2.0 and SQLite to 3.13.0.
Note that Expat 2.2.0 fixes a couple of CVE issues, so upgrading is recommended.
Please see the CHANGELOG for the details.

Evolution of POCO Visualized

Filed under: Videos and Screencasts by guenter at 11:14

Here is a super-cool visualization of the evolution of POCO from 2006 to 2015, found on YouTube:

Release 1.7.3 is available

Filed under: News by guenter at 15:03

Release 1.7.3 of the POCO C++ Libraries is available.
This maintenance release fixes a couple of issues in the Net, Data and Zip libraries and upgrades bundled SQLite to 3.12.2.
Please see the CHANGELOG for the details. Upgrading is recommended.

Release 1.7.2 is available

Filed under: News by guenter at 20:59

Release 1.7.2 of the POCO C++ Libraries is available. This release upgrades the bundled Expat XML parser to 2.1.1, which fixes a CVE. Furthermore, the bundled SQLite library has been updated to release 3.11.1 and a bug in Poco::Data::RecordSet has been fixed. Please see the CHANGELOG for the details. Upgrading is recommended.

Release 1.7.1 is available

Filed under: News by guenter at 17:19

Release 1.7.1 of the POCO C++ Libraries is available.
This is a bugfix release and contains three fixes for issues found in 1.7.0 and earlier releases, and a minor NetSSL improvement.
Please see the CHANGELOG for t Upgrading is recommended if you are affected by the fixed issues.xed issues.

Release 1.7.0 is available

Filed under: News by guenter at 16:17

Release 1.7.0 of the POCO C++ Libraries is available. This is a maintenance release and contains fixes for issues found in 1.6.1 and earlier releases. A couple of new minor features are in there as well. Please refer to the CHANGELOG for the details. Upgrading is recommended.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Filed under: Uncategorized by guenter at 08:45

Another year has gone way too quickly, so it’s that time of the year to look back at the past 12 months, but also forward to the next year. This year has been a great year for the POCO community, as we now have a great community that drives things forward. I’d like to say a big Thank You to everyone who contributed to POCO this year, especially Francis, Franky, Rangel, Marian, Pascal and of course Alex. Let’s continue the great work in the new year. Personally, I hope to have more time again to work on POCO next year; there is a lot of work waiting to be done. My biggest goal for 2016 is to bring POCO to C++11/14. A lot of work to achieve that goal has already been done by Marian and Rangel, but there’s still work to do.

Merry Christmas and a best wishes for 2016!

Günter

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ESE Kongress and Meeting C++

Filed under: Events by guenter at 21:41

In the first week of December two significant events for the German and European software engineering community will take place in Germany.
The Embedded Software Engineering Congress – Germany’s biggest congress for professional embedded software engineering – will take place from November 30 to December 4 in Sindelfingen. And December 4 and 5 the Meeting C++ conference, Europe’s most important C++ community event, will take place in Berlin.

I will give talks at both events. On December 3, I will speak at ESE Congress about “What’s behind the Internet of Things?”. On December 4, I will talk about “Mastering the IoT with C++ and JavaScript” at the Meeting C++ conference. At the ESE Congress Applied Informatics will also be present in the accompanying exhibition.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

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