Cloudgizer is a tool for building web applications as Apache modules in C
Cloudgizer is a tool for building web applications as Apache modules in C language enhanced with simple markup, with emphasis on performance, small-footprint, and more productive and safer programming in C. It combines the ease of scripting with the power of C, improving the resource utilization for cloud applications.
The programmer writes simple markup language mixed with C code, which is then translated entirely into C code and compiled natively as Apache module. The resulting application is fast and takes less memory, as there are no interpreters or virtual machines.
Features include easy markups to use MariaDB database, HTML input parameters, cookies, simpler outputting of web pages, files storage and manipulation, encryption, encoding, program execution, web calls, safer and easier string manipulation etc. - the list is too long to place in one sentence. Overall Cloudgizer does a lot of stuff for you that you'd otherwise need to do yourself.
A memory garbage collection system and memory overwrite/underwrite detection comes in handy for program stability. The same goes for string and memory handling markups to help write applications that won't crash.
Also included is an application packaging system and an automated application installer. This makes rollout of products and release cycle more manageable.
Cloudgizer source files have extension .v.
Cloudgizer pre-compiler (cld program) will turn your .v files into .c files, ready for compilation as pure C programs.
Then, your program will be compiled and linked with Apache web server on RH/Centos systems. It links with Apache as an Apache module in a "prefork" configuration. It does the work of communicating with Apache, and it makes it easier to write high-performance/small-footprint web programs in C.
Cloudgizer is not designed to be thread-safe as it works in a "prefork" configuration of Apache.
You can also build command-line programs. The same program can serve as both command-line utility and a web program linked with Apache.
Cloudgizer works with RedHat/Centos 7 operating system, Apache web server and mariaDB database.
3 August 2018
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