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Posted on January 20, 2024  •  4 minutes  • 662 words
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My Projects

I love working on my projects in my free time.

๐Ÿ”น Clearcheck

Write expressive and elegant assertions with ease!

clearcheck is designed to make assertion statements in Rust as clear and concise as possible.

It allows chaining multiple assertions together for a fluent and intuitive syntax, leading to more self-documenting test cases.

let pass_phrase = "P@@sw0rd1 zebra alpha";
    .should_contain_all_characters(vec!['@', ' '])

๐Ÿ”น Blast

blast is a load generator for TCP servers, especially if such servers maintain persistent connections. It is implemented in golang. It is used in my current project to do the load testing of the distributed key/value storage engine that we are building.

blast provides the following features:

./blast -n 200000 -c 100 -conn 10 -f ./payload localhost:8989

The above command sends 200000 requests with the payload defined in the file payload, over 10 TCP connections using 100 concurrent workers.

๐Ÿ”น CacheD

CacheD is a high performance , LFU based in-memory cache in Rust inspired by Ristretto .

async fn put_a_key_value() {
    let cached = CacheD::new(ConfigBuilder::new(COUNTERS, CAPACITY, CACHE_WEIGHT).build());
    let acknowledgement =
            cached.put("topic", "LFU cache").unwrap();
     let status = acknowledgement.handle().await;
     assert_eq!(CommandStatus::Accepted, status);
     let value = cached.get(&"topic");
     assert_eq!(Some("LFU cache"), value);

I have a separate blog on designing LFU cache.

๐Ÿ”น Goselect

goselect provides SQL-like โ€˜selectโ€™ interface for files. This means one can execute a select query like:

select name, path, size from . where or(like(name, result.*), eq(isdir, true)) order by 3 desc to get the filename, file path and size of all the files that are either directories or their names begin with the term result.

This tool is implemented in golang.

๐Ÿ”น Gamifying refactoring

Refactoring is fun to learn and practice. It is even more fun to understand it together by playing a game.

I created the idea of Gamifying refactoring which is run as a game (/mini workshop) in TW.

The idea behind this game is to identify code smells, justify each of them by going beyond ilities, finish all of this in a fixed time and win points for your team.

๐Ÿ”น Data-anon

Data Anonymization tool helps build anonymized production data dumps, which can be used for performance testing, security testing, debugging and development. This tool is implemented in Kotlin and works with Java 8 & Kotlin.

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
    // define your database connection settings 
    val source = DbConfig("jdbc:h2:tcp://localhost/~/movies_source", "sa", "")
    val dest = DbConfig("jdbc:h2:tcp://localhost/~/movies_dest", "sa", "")

    // choose Whitelist or Blacklist strategy for anonymization
    Whitelist(source, dest)
            .table("MOVIES") {              // start with table                                
                where("GENRE = 'Drama'")    // allows selection only desired rows (optional)
                limit(1_00_000)             // useful for testing                 (optional)

                // pass through fields, leave it as is (do not anonymize)

                // field by field decide the anonymization strategy
                anonymize("GENRE").using(PickFromDatabase<String>(source,"SELECT DISTINCT GENRE FROM MOVIES"))

                // write your own in-line strategy
                anonymize("TITLE").using(object: AnonymizationStrategy<String>{
                    override fun anonymize(field: Field<String>, record: Record): String = "MY MOVIE ${record.rowNum}"
            // continue with multiple tables
            .table("RATINGS") {

๐Ÿ”น Flips

Flips is an implementation of Feature Toggles pattern for Java.

Feature Toggles are a powerful technique that allow teams to change system behaviour without changing the code.

The idea behind Flips is to let the users implement toggles with minimum configuration and coding. This library is implemented in Java and uses Spring MVC.

class EmailSender{

  @FlipOnEnvironmentProperty(property="", expectedValue="true")
  public void sendEmail(EmailMessage emailMessage){

Feature sendEmail is enabled if the property is set to true.

I have a separate blog about this library.