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Tips from the Experts Introduction to a new series

You want to build the cleanest code, the smartest code, the fastest code. You’re the alpha geek on your team, or maybe you aspire to be. You have an all-encompassing need to know.

Let me introduce a new series we’re going to be running here on the KDAB blog. I’m Andy Gryc, and for the majority of my career I was a software engineer. Now, among other things, I’m a writer. A writer who understands software. I’m going to be working with some of the brilliant engineers at KDAB to help turn their great ideas into blog posts: new tools, great insights, cool demos. Great articles you can anticipate every other week that will help you learn timesaving tricks, clever optimizations, and state-of-the-art techniques for building great Qt programs.

Why not just have those experts blog themselves? Two reasons. The biggest is time. Taking an idea and turning it into an easily read blog takes some time, time that then becomes unavailable for making brilliant software. The other reason, simply stated, is that your skill as a developer doesn’t always translate into your artistry in the English language. ‘Nuff said.

So if you’re wondering why the developer you’ve been chatting with now seems a bit more eloquent in the KDAB blog, just remember: this blog is a joint project. I’ll be interviewing our KDABian pros to create some KDABian prose. The words (and the mistakes) may be mine, but the content is all theirs.

We’re looking forward to exposing some gems hidden in the KDAB knowledge base. And we’d love feedback too—tell us if you find these tips useful, or what dramatic results you’ve achieved. We love to help, and we love hearing stories about how we helped. Your feedback helps us know that we’re on the right track.



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