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Clazy An open source Clang plugin allowing it to understand Qt semantics

Clazy is a Clang plugin which extends the compiler with over 50 warnings related to Qt best practices ranging from unneeded memory allocations to API misuse. It’s an opensource project spawned by KDAB’s R&D efforts for better C++ tooling.

At KDAB, we have a pretty cool Continuous Integration infrastructure to take care of our customers’ code: the CI team is constantly writing new extensions to support all kinds of linters, static checkers, sanitizers and code coverage tools. So when senior …

Hotspot A GUI for perf report

Hotspot is a KDAB R&D project to create a standalone GUI for performance data. It is a replacement for perf report. Hotspot’s GUI takes a file, parses and evaluates its contents and then displays the result in a graphical way.

Hotspot’s initial goal was to provide a UI like KCachegrind around Linux perf. In future versions we will be supporting various other performance data formats under this umbrella. You can find the source code on our GitHub

KDAB’s City Lights Display with Qt 3D Qt 3D put to novel use to implement a deferred rendering pipeline

The City Lights demo is an example of Qt 3D being put to novel use to implement a deferred rendering pipeline.

With OpenGL, the number of lights you can show on a screen, also affecting objects in a scene, is limited by the need to use a forward renderer. Using Qt 3D, the geometry considerations can be separated out from the lighting ones, which massively reduces the complexity. This enables the scene in this demo to run on fairly mediocre …

Exporting 3D content for Qt 3D with Blender

At the heart of every 3D application is geometry. Qt 3D-based 3D applications are no different and require the user to either generate geometry or provide asset files for Qt 3D to load. This blog post demonstrates how Blender and its Python API could be used to write an exporter that generates geometry for Qt 3D.

For those of you not yet too familiar with Qt 3D, let me remind you that Qt 3D is based on an Entity Component

GammaRay 2.9.0 Release

We have released version 2.9.0 of our Qt application introspection tool GammaRay. GammaRay allows you to observe behavior and data structures of Qt code inside your program live at runtime. GammaRay 2.9 introduces a number of new features interesting to Qt Quick, QWidgets, Qt 3D and non-graphical Qt users alike.

Qt Quick

One focus area of this release is the paint analyzer. It got significantly improved argument inspection, stack traces for all operations, and, in addition to QWidgets, QGraphicsView …

Nailing 13 signal and slot mistakes with clazy 1.3

Today I want to share 13 mistakes regarding signals, slots and connect statements and how to find them at compile time with clazy, our open-source static-analyzer for Qt.

Clazy is a compiler plugin which generates warnings related to Qt. You can read more about it in our previous blog posts:

Today’s instalment is exclusively about signal/slots, since …

KDAB at Embedded World 2018 27th February - March 1st, Nuremberg

Come visit KDAB and join in the fun at the Qt booth: Hall 4-258!

See for yourself our spectacular demos showing our work in Qt, C++ and Qt 3D, including some of KDAB’s best known tools, GammaRay, Hotspot and Clazy, developed to enhance efficiency in our client projects, and Qt Automotive Suite – taking the hassle out of developing for automotive, using Qt.

The full list:

CCI 1200 Agricultural Machinery Terminal

  • putting unprecedented analysis and control directly into

New in Qt 5.10: QThread::create

If you are using Qt and you need to run some code in a separate thread, chances are that you are using QThread for the job. QThread is a very old class in Qt, making its first appearance in Qt 2.2, released on the 22nd of September 2000. Its responsibility is to start a new thread, and let you execute code in that thread.

There are two main ways of running code in a separate thread using QThread:

  1. subclassing

KDAB at Embedded World Nuremberg Feb 27th to March 1st

This year KDAB is once again co-exhibitor at the biggest Qt booth yet: Hall 4-258.

Embedded World Nuremberg, the biggest Embedded trade show in Europe, is from 27th February until 1st of March in 2018. We’ll be showing our latest demos, including:

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