Qt 3D, being a retained mode high level graphic API abstraction, tries to hide most of the details involved in rendering the data provided by applications. It makes a lot of decisions and operations in the background in order to get pixels on the screen. But, because Qt 3D also has very rich API, developers […]
A few days ago Marc Mutz, colleague of mine at KDAB and also author in this blog, spotted this function from Qt’s source code (documentation): Apart from the mistake of considering empty strings not uppercase, which can be easily fixed, the loop in the body looks innocent enough. How would we figure out if a […]
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There are many big challenges that face software development today, such as developing for cybersecurity, creating a code of professional ethics, and maintaining data privacy. In this downloadable magazine, we hear from pundits with honest insights into these deep questions about the direction the industry is heading.
Continuing our blog series about KDToolBox, this time we will discuss UiWatchDog, a keepalive monitor for the GUI thread. Alive? A fundamental rule when writing applications in event-driven UI frameworks such as Qt is: do not ever block the GUI thread! The GUI thread is also usually called the main thread of the application — […]
Back in February we wrote about our work to add ‘MacOs touch bar‘ support to Qt. Between then and now, support has been added in QtCreator: However, the changes have not been integrated upstream in Qt, which means there is still no easy way to add support to your own applications. KDAB is happy to […]
At KDAB we invest a significant amount of efforts in research and development. We are always looking for new tooling, libraries and utilities that can make our job easier and improve the C++ and Qt ecosystems. Ultimately, the gained knowledge and skills make our customers happier. As part of this process we develop lots of […]
KDAB has contributed QMacTouchBar to Qt, a widget in the QtMacExtras module, written by KDABian Christoph Schleifenbaum, which is already being used in some of KDAB’s own internal tools.
Clazy 1.5 is now available. This is a small release, mainly focused on bug fixing. Clazy is a clang compiler plugin which emits warnings related to Qt best practices. We’ll be showing Clazy at Embedded World, Nuremberg, Febr 26-28, where we are a main Qt partner. You can read more about it in our previous […]
Enter the wonderful world of tools for which the announcement blog takes more time to write than the tool itself. qsslint is a small command-line utility for verifying the syntax of your Qt stylesheet files (*.qss). It’s much like KDAB’s previous linter contribution, qmllint. It simply returns 0 if the stylesheet is valid, and non-zero […]