C++ binary serialization speed is comparable with std::memmove

Measuring std::memmove speed

I wrote a simple test that outputs std::memmove speed to the console:

AWT_ATTRIBUTE(size_t, element_count, 1000000);

std::unique_ptr<uint8_t> p_src(new uint8_t[element_count]);
std::memset(p_src.get(), 25u, element_count);

std::unique_ptr<uint8_t> p_dst(new uint8_t[element_count]);

context.out << _T("std::memmove: ");

awl::StopWatch w;

std::memmove(p_dst.get(), p_src.get(), element_count);

ReportSpeed(context, w, element_count);

context.out << std::endl;

And the similar tests for std::memset and std::vector::insert.

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A funny example of C++ code that MS can compile :)

In the code below, static_assert operates on the addresses of local variables, but however MS compiles it and the assertion does not fail:

#include <tuple>
#include <string>
 
struct A
{
    int a;
    double b;
    std::string c;
};
 
void f()
{
    A a{ 1, 3.0, "abc" };
    constexpr auto t1 = std::tie(a.a, a.b, a.c);
    static_assert(&std::get<0>(t1) == &a.a);
}

Use the following command to compile this example:

cl /std:c++17 /EHsc a.cpp
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How I solved “This version of the application is not configured for billing through Google Play”

I created an unlockable product in Google Play, added billing permission to the manifest:

<uses-permission android:name="com.android.vending.BILLING"/>

and implemented billing in my application, but when I attempted to purchase the product first time I got error ‘This version of the application is not configured for billing through Google Play‘:

This version of the application is not configured for billing through Google Play
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Basic ideas of version tolerant serialization in C++

Consider the following scenario: there where structure A in an old version of a C++ application:

struct A
{
    double a;
    int b;
    std::string c;
};

An instance of A was serialized into a file in a binary format and after that the application was updated to a new version.

But in the new version of the application structure A was modified by adding fields d and e and deleting field a:

struct A
{
    int b;
    std::vector<int> d;
    bool e;
    std::string c;
};

and the new version of the application needs to deserialize an instance of its new structure A from the file containing old version of A.

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Packaging QT application into Android App Bundle (AAB)

In Qt Creator 4.11.0 on Projects page check “Build .aab”:

This will create .aab file.

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Setting up Oracle Database for development

To set up an Oracle Database for development I install the database in a docker container and then modify password policies in the default user profile as follows:

ALTER PROFILE DEFAULT LIMIT COMPOSITE_LIMIT UNLIMITED
  PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME UNLIMITED
  PASSWORD_REUSE_TIME UNLIMITED
  PASSWORD_REUSE_MAX UNLIMITED
  PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION NULL
  PASSWORD_LOCK_TIME UNLIMITED
  PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME UNLIMITED
  FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS UNLIMITED;

this prevents passwords from expiring and users from being locked.

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A simple C++ serialization framework

I implemented a simple C++ binary serialization framework that makes a structure or class serializable by adding a macro that usually takes one line of code as shown in the example below:

struct A
{
    bool x;
    int y;

    AWL_SERIALIZABLE(x, y)
};

There is also a macro that makes a structure or a class equatable:

AWL_MEMBERWISE_EQUATABLE(A)
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Oracle Database 19c auditing with Multitenant Architecture

First I installed Oracle 19c in Docker container , enabled unified auditing, and created multiple pluggable databases:

export ORACLE_SID=ORCLCDB
cd $ORACLE_HOME/bin
#connect to root container
./sqlplus / as sysdba
CREATE PLUGGABLE DATABASE testpdb1 ADMIN USER admin1 IDENTIFIED BY dbpasswd1
    FILE_NAME_CONVERT=('/opt/oracle/oradata/ORCLCDB/pdbseed', '/opt/oracle/oradata/ORCLCDB/testpdb1');
Pluggable database created.
CREATE PLUGGABLE DATABASE testpdb2 ADMIN USER admin2 IDENTIFIED BY dbpasswd2
    FILE_NAME_CONVERT=('/opt/oracle/oradata/ORCLCDB/pdbseed', '/opt/oracle/oradata/ORCLCDB/testpdb2');
Pluggable database created.
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Installing Oracle Database 19.3 in a Docker container on Ubuntu Server 18.04

First I installed Ubuntu Server 18.04 as a Hyper-V machine on Windows 10.

While creating the virtual machine I selected Generation 1, because Generation 2 resulted in some strange effects.

Then I created a separate user with sudo permission:

sudo useradd -d /home/singh -m --shell "/bin/bash" singh
sudo passwd singh
sudo usermod -aG sudo singh
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How to prevent a Windows 10 machine from auto-locking

  • Right-click the Start button.
  • Click Search.
  • Type gpedit and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  • Double-click Administrative Templates.
  • Double-click Control Panel.
  • Click Personalization.
  • Double-click Do not display the lock screen.
  • Click Enabled.
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