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Lots of lights: Generating cities Data visualization with Qt 3D, OpenGL and C++

Sometimes data visualization might call for more than a graph – you need to visualize complex data, such as that generated by city lighting, in three dimensions to get the full effect. KDAB decided to put together a showcase for the Qt World Summit that allowed us to demonstrate Qt 3D’s capabilities as a performant […]

A tale of 2 curves Or the complexity simplicity requires.

As my first subject for this animation blog series, we will be taking a look at Animation curves. Curves, or better, easing curves, is one of the first concepts we are exposed to when dealing with the subject of animation in the QML space. What are they? Well, in simplistic terms, they are a description […]

Tuple And Pair in C++ APIs? A Simple Design Goal to Improve Your C++ APIs

Quick: When you design C++ APIs, when and how should you use pair and tuple? The answer is as simple as it is surprising: Never. Ever. When we design APIs, we naturally strive for qualities such as readability, ease-of-use, and discoverability. Some C++ types are enablers in this regard: std::optional, std::variant, std::string_view/gsl::string_span, and, of course, […]

Scalable UIs, Scaling the Content

So far we talked about the technical aspects of scaling your application, the dpi, the number of pixels, its nature, the nature of image formats and the implications of all that on the creation of visual elements for your UI. But this is only a part of the problem, for although all this helps you to create answers […]