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Integrating an HTML Editor into Qt using Javascript and QWebView

Part 8 of my series about writing applications in C++ using Qt and boost:

Integrating an HTML Editor into Qt using Javascript and QWebView

by Jens Weller

From the article:

This time its about integrating an HTML Editor into Qt using QWebView and Javascript! I'll start with text editors in general, and then continue to the integration, based on QWebkit and TinyMCE3. The end result is a little bit of hackery, but it is a working solution...

Messaging and signaling in C++

The 7th part of my series on writing applications in C++ using Qt and boost:

Messaging and Signaling in C++

by Jens Weller

From the article:

This time it is about how to notify one part of our application that something has happened somewhere else. I will start with Qt, as it brings with signals and slots a mechanism to do exactly that. But, as I have the goal not to use Qt mainly in the UI Layer, I will also look on how to notify other parts of the application, when things are changing.

QWidgets and data

The sixt part of my series takes a look at QWidgets and how to exchange data:

QWidgets and data

by Jens Weller

From the article:

The sixt part of my series about writing applications in C++ using Qt and boost is about my thoughts on widgets and how to interact with data from them.

The Dos and Don’ts of Multithreading—Hubert Matthews

Hubert Matthews talked at the this year's ACCU conference in Bristol with lot's of examples and detailed insight about:

The Dos and Don'ts of Multithreading

by Hubert Matthews

From the conference's schedule:

Multithreading is a popular subject and we've all been led to believe that we need to write threaded programs as single-threaded performance hits a ceiling. However, multithreading is no panacea and may cause more problems than it solves. This talk, suitable for programmers of any level and language, seeks to describe some of these problems and also how to avoid them through appropriate design choices.

A generic context menu class for Qt

An unplanned 5th entry in my series on writing applications in C++ using Qt and boost:

A generic context menu class for Qt

by Jens Weller

From the article:

I didn't plan to write a second post on menus. But a reply on twitter caused me to over think my code I presented yesterday. Its not an very important part, so that I moved on once it did run. So, the simple question, why I would not connect the menus to a slot instead of using a switch was a good one. It would restructure the code, and slots are also callable from the outside world, while the switch buries the code inside a method...

Menus and Widgets in Qt

The fourth part of my series about developing applications with C++ using Qt and boost:

Menus and Widgets in Qt

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Lets start with how Qt sees and handles menus. You can easily create a window menu in the RAD Editor of QtCreator, and then add a slot for its triggered() signal. But for a context menu...

CppCon 2014 Lightning Talks—Introduction to Undodb—Julian Smith

Have you registered for CppCon 2015 in September? Don’t delay – Registration is open now.

While we wait for this year’s event, we’re featuring videos of some of the 100+ talks from CppCon 2014 for you to enjoy. Here is today’s feature:

Introduction to Undodb

by Julian Smith

(watch on YouTube) (watch on Channel 9)

Summary of the talk:

UndoDB's performance and low memory consumption allows you to step your application backward, as well as forward, faster than any other commercial or open-source reversible debugger. By stepping back in your program, setting a watchpoint or replaying non-deterministic bugs, you can get straight to the root cause of the bugs upsetting your customers, decreasing your productivity and slowing your software releases.

Trees, tree models and treeviews in Qt

The first part in my series on writing applications with C++ using Qt and boost:

Trees, tree models and treeviews in Qt

by Jens Weller

From the article:

On Tuesday I've announced this new series, this is the first installment showing the progress. The first thing I did when I started to work on my new application, was to implement a generic tree class, that then is exposed through not so generic tree model to Qt. The QTreeView then simply displays the data in the tree. My goals are, that the class containing the tree it self, is independent from Qt. Yet as its used in Qt, there are a few design decisions which reflect the needs of the Qt Model View system...

Building Applications with Qt and boost

I'm starting a series on my blog and youtube channel, about building an application in C++:

Building Applications with Qt and boost

by Jens Weller

From the article:

This is the start of a series of posts, in which I'll try to document my weekly work on a new application, build with Qt and boost. This first post is rather short, but I'd quickly try to give you an overview, why I use both Qt and boost in the same application. Regarding Qt, I wrote an introduction a two years ago, also for boost, there is an excellent website/tutorial about boost by Boris Schäling (buy his book! wink). This series is not meant as a general introduction, yet I try to show you how and what I use of Qt and boost.