Close to three months after the initial hotspot release, I’m happy to announce the release of version 1.1.0. Quick recap: Hotspot is a graphical frontend to the Linux perf profiler suite. It allows you to visually analyze perf.data files with the built-in Flame Graph and the Bottom-Up, Top-Down, or Caller-Callee data tables. It is a […]
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We have released version 2.8.1 of our Qt application introspection tool GammaRay. This release contains a number of important bugfixes as well as support for Qt 5.9.2. Especially if you are experiencing corrupt views or crashes when searching in the object tree, or having trouble attaching to a process on Windows, you want to upgrade […]
Clang-Tidy, part 2: Modernize your source code using C++11/C++14. The blog series introduces you to the clang-tidy utility and how to use it to automatically refactor C++ source code and integrate it with your build system.
In the previous episode we presented how to uncover 32 Qt best practices at compile time with clazy. Today it’s time to show 5 more and other new goodies present in the freshly released clazy v1.2. New checks 1. connect-not-normalized Warns when the content of SIGNAL(), SLOT(), Q_ARG() and Q_RETURN_ARG() is not normalized. Using normalized […]
After many months of work, I’m very pleased to finally announce KDAB’s latest R&D project to the public: hotspot – a GUI for the Linux perf profiler. I have used Linux perf a lot over the past years.
We have released version 2.8.0 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. A big focus in this release is improvements to the Qt Quick inspector, which gained layout helper grids and Qt Quick Controls 2 tracing, as […]
QZXing is a very useful library: It provides an easy to use Qt integration API around the barcode scanning library ZXing (zebras crossing). Because it is so easy to setup QZXing in a Qt application, we and most of our customers end up using it when they need to scan images for barcodes. There is, or rather […]
In a previous blog post we introduced clazy, a clang plugin which makes the compiler understand Qt semantics, allowing you to get compile-time warnings about Qt best practices ranging from unneeded memory allocations to misuse of API, including fix-its for automatic refactoring. Today we’ll do a round-up and present the checks related to connect statements, […]
This blog series will introduce the clang-tidy utility from the Clang/LLVM project and show how to use it to automatically refactor
I’m extremely happy to finally announce the first stable release of heaptrack, the FOSS heap memory profiler for C/C++ Linux applications. You can download the source tarball from the KDE mirrors: https://download.kde.org/stable/heaptrack/1.0.0/src/ Heaptrack is a fast heap memory profiler that runs on Linux. It allows you to track all heap memory allocations at run-time. Afterwards, the accompanying GUI […]