While the concept of multithreading may be straightforward, code with threads is responsible for some wicked bugs, which can be nearly impossible to reproduce or track down. This makes writing bullet-proof code using threads a tall order. Let’s look a little deeper into why that is. First, you need better than average knowledge about the […]
Today, we see more and more self-guided and remote learning via videos online. To that end, we have been working for more than 6 months now to capture our regular Qt/QML Introduction training on video.
Qt 3D makes heavy use of threads, as a way to spread work across CPU cores and maximize throughput, but also to minimize the chances of blocking the main thread. Though nice on paper, the last case eventually leads to added complexity. Sometimes, there are just one too many threads. In the past, we’ve been […]
With this blog post we are going to kickstart our brand new blog series about KDToolBox. The first class we’re exploring is KDTableToListProxyModel, a table-to-list proxy model. The main use case for KDTableToListProxyModel is exposing tabular models to Qt Quick. Qt Quick has a certain number of “view” elements that only support list models: for […]
KUESA™ is a Qt module designed to load, render and manipulate glTF 2.0 models in applications using Qt 3D. Kuesa provides a C++ and a QML API which makes it easy to do things like triggering animations contained in the glTF files, finding camera details defined by the designer, etc. It is a great tool so […]
The Qt model/view APIs are used throughout Qt — in Qt Widgets, in Qt Quick, as well as in other non-GUI code. As I tell my students when I deliver Qt trainings: mastering the usage of model/view classes and functions is mandatory knowledge, any non-trivial Qt application is going to be data-driven, with the data […]
This paper outlines everything you need to take into account when considering Qt as a new framework, so you can decide for yourself if this cross-platform tool is the right choice. It covers: learning curves and initial configurations where to find experts and mentors, or source compatible components which platforms are targeted support for embedded ability […]
We are happy to announce the release of Qt Automotive Suite 2.0, the Qt solution for digital cockpits, developed in collaboration between KDAB, The Qt Company and Luxoft. The Qt Automotive Suite provides OEMs and Tier1s with powerful frameworks and tools to build a consistent user experience for both the instrument cluster and the center […]
Qt now provides a new module named Qt 3D. In this very short talk Giuseppe D’Angelo introduces some of the design ideas behind Qt 3D, discuss its use cases, and shows how simple it is to get 3D content in an application when using Qt 3D APIs.
This is the first in a series of blog posts on QStringView, the std::u16string_view equivalent for Qt. You can read about QStringView in my original post to the Qt development mailing-list, follow its status by tracking the “qstringview” topic on Gerrit and learn about string views in general in Marshall Clow’s CppCon 2015 talk, aptly […]