Jeff Tranter

Jeff Tranter

Jeff Tranter is a Qt Consulting Manager at ICS. He oversees the architectural and high-level design of software systems for clients. Jeff’s leadership organizes global teams of developers on desktop and embedded applications. He has been published in Electronic Design magazine.

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Here's What's Up in the Raspberry Pi Ecosystem

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 16:26  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi's popularity continues to grow, with 30 million units shipped by the end of 2019.

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New in Qt 5.15: Moving Files to the Trash in a Portable Way

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 14:39  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

This handy new feature in Qt will make your desktop application more user friendly.

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What's New in Qt 5.14: QCalendar

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 16:45  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

Qt 5.14's new class, QCalendar, provides functionality for localization of dates.

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Highlights from Qt World Summit 2019 in Berlin

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 15:51  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Embedded

Microcontrollers, Digital Twins and Qt 6 were the talk of QtWS 2019.

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Embedded Software Development is Hard. Avoid These Mistakes

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:53  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Embedded

Qt developers making the transition from desktop or mobile to embedded have a host of challenges to overcome.

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Examining the Cross-Platform libsoc Library

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:06  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  embedded systems

Here's a look at a cross-platform library designed for low-level embedded programming.

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A Look at Toradex Colibri SOM with Aster Carrier Board

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 15:26  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Embedded, Qt

This popular SoM is suitable for use in commercial products.

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Experiment with this GPIO Learning Board

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 16:03  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Raspberry Pi, embedded systems

ICS designed a small board for experimenting with GPIO programming.

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How to Control GPIO Hardware from C or C++

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:51  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  C++, Linux

Under a standard Linux-based system you can do soft real-time programming, such as reading buttons and driving LEDs.

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Control Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins from Python

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 13:15  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Embedded, Python

Here's how to control Raspberry Pi GPIO pins from Python using Rpi.GPIO and Gpiozero.

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GPIO Programming: Using the sysfs Interface

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 15:50  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  embedded systems

Here's a look at basic GPIO control using the sysfs interface provided by the Linux kernel.

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Explore Hardware Capabilities of Raspberry Pi's GPIO Interface

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 13:27  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Raspberry Pi, embedded systems

In Part 2 of our series, we look at the hardware capabilities of the Raspberry Pi's GPIO interface.

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An Introduction to GPIO Programming

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 14:06  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  embedded systems, Qt

Here's what you need to know to get started with GIPO, a key component of many embedded systems.

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Tune Up Your C++ Knowledge with These Tips

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 14:55  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  C++, Qt

Modern C++ leads to code that's easier to understand, easier to maintain and better performing.

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How Healthy is the Qt Ecosystem?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 14:33  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

Here's a look at the Qt ecosystem and some of the significant events and milestones from 2018.

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Qt Has a Solution for All Your Timing Needs

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:20  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

Here's a look at some of the other timer classes provided by Qt that may be unfamiliar if you've only used a simple QTimer.

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Qt World Summit Boston 2018 Was a Huge Success

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 16:04  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

Last week's sold-out Qt World Summit in Boston brought together developers from coast to coast to explore product development using Qt.

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A Look at QUiLoader and QFormBuilder

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:24  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

Developing widget-based apps? You can generate user interfaces dynamically with Qt Designer UI files.

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QCompleter Makes Your Apps More User Friendly

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 14:47  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

QCompleter provides completions for user entry based on an item model, and is supported by QLineEdit and QComboBox widgets.

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We Ported a Qt App from C++ to Python. Here's What Happened.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:19  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Python

Can Python and PyQt be used effectively to develop large, complex (typically desktop) applications? Find out.

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A Look at Input Masks and Validators in the QML Environment

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:28  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  QML

Your QML-based applications can follow UX design best practices using these features.

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Qt Support for Input Masks and Validators

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:25  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Widgets, Qt

In the two-part Qt Basics, we'll look at Qt's support for input masks and validators. Today we explore support from widgets. In a future installment we'll look at how these features are supported from QML.

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Eliminate Bad Coding Practices: Recognize Anti-Patterns

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:18  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, C++, QML

Common development solutions, anti-patterns generate negative consequences. Here are several you should be familiar with so you can avoid.

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Develop Your Qt Expertise with These Targeted Resources

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 07:33  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Training

Whether you prefer video, online study or in-person instruction, there's a learning tool right for you.

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6 Qt Books to Amp Up Your Knowledge

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 07:26  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Python

In today's digital world, sometimes it's nice to unplug. Go old school with a printed volume while expanding your knowledge of Qt.

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What You Need to Know About the Raspberry Pi Ecosystem

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:05  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Raspberry Pi

Here are some of the latest and most noteworthy happenings in the world of Raspberry Pi.

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What's New in Qt 5.10: QRandomGenerator

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:51  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

Generating true random numbers for cryptocurrency, security software and games is surprisingly difficult. QRandomGenerator can help.

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Power Qt Development with GammaRay and Other Helpful Tools

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:07  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, development tools

To close out our Qt Developer's Bag of Tricks series, we look at a few tools that didn't fit other categories.

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