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QStringView Diaries: Advances in QStringLiteral How QStringView Development Also Improves its "Competition"

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 […]

Stepanov-Regularity and Partially-Formed Objects vs. C++ Value Types

In this article, I will take a look at one of the fundamental concepts introduced in Alex Stepanov and Paul McJones’ seminal book “Elements of Programming” (EoP for short) — that of a (Semi-)Regular Type and Partially-Formed State. Using these, I shall try to derive rules for C++ implementations of what are commonly called “value […]

“Unboxing” the Android Things Developer Preview

Android Things is Google’s answer to creating an environment for IoT devices. Take a slimmed down Android build, add some sensor-specific APIs, and provide it on a number of powerful pre-integrated micro-boards and you have a ready-made platform for building a host of upcoming IoT devices. Android Things can take advantage of many existing Android […]

KDAB adds five new trainings in 2017

We’re adding an exciting raft of new trainings to our schedule for 2017 and some new locations, including San Francisco, Seoul and Beijing. Throughout the year you will be able to sign up for top class, always-up-to-date, original-authored trainings, presented by fully qualified KDAB trainers, all engineers actively involved in delivering KDAB’s high quality projects. […]

Writing Code That Won’t Kill A Functional Safety Source Book

Functional Safety is the term used for systems designed to minimize risk to human health. But there’s a dilemma in today’s tech-driven world. We are more reliant than ever on software to control our planes, trains, cars, and boats, to operate our medical equipment, to process our food, to clean our water, and to power […]

QtCon Videos On-line

We’re delighted all the QtCon talks have now been released, thanks to the hard work of the folks at KDE. Many KDABians attended QtCon and contributed to the unique new Qt event we co-created in Berlin, September 2016, along with Qt Contributors, KDE Akademy, VideoLan and FSFE. KDAB funded the event upfront and was Gold sponsor at QtCon […]

GammaRay: Taking a deep look into your Qt application Volker Krause

GammaRay is a high-level runtime introspection tool for Qt applications. In this talk we will look at a number of real-world debugging and profiling problems and how the capabilities provided by GammaRay help you with those. When creating applications we strive to use higher-level frameworks to obtain results quickly and reduce development effort and long-term […]