Intro Last Monday and Tuesday a few brave souls from both the Qt Company and KDAB gathered together in the KDAB Berlin office premises to work on the CMake build system for building Qt. There was Mikhail, Liang, Tobias, Kai, Simon (QtCompany) as well as Jean-Michaël, Albert, Volker and me (KDAB) sitting together in a […]
Introduction In the previous article we gave an overview of the process for creating a custom aspect and showed how to create (most of) the front end functionality. In this article we shall continue building our custom aspect by implementing the corresponding backend types, registering the types and setting up communication from the frontend to […]
Introduction Qt 3D has a flexible and extensible architecture that allows us to easily add our own new functionality to it without disrupting the existing features. The functionality of Qt 3D is divided among so-called aspects, each of which encapsulates a particular subject domain such as rendering, input, or animation. This short series of articles […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
In the last days, I was once again trying to convince fellow programmers that there’s no such thing as a “benign” data race. This is a recurring theme, in particular fueled by the docs of MSVC and Intel x86, which basically seem to say “you don’t need atomics here”. I perused the excellent papers Benign […]