Jeff Tranter

Jeff Tranter

Jeff Tranter is a Qt Consulting Manager at ICS. Jeff 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.

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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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Integrated Development Environments Deliver Productivity Gains

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 16:25  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, development tools, IDE

Check out these helpful IDE tools suitable for Qt development.

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Exploring Simulators and Emulators for Embedded Development

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 13:44  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, development tools, virtualization, emulation, simulation

In part 7 of our Qt Developer's Bag of Tricks series we look at some popular virtualization products.

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What's New in the Qt Ecosystem

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:40  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Qt Creator

From new releases to industry events, here's a look at what's happened in 2017 relevant to the Qt framework.

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6 Embedded Tools You Should Know

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:37  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Embedded, development tools

Use these tools to develop for, or communicate with, an embedded system.

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A Look at Static Analysis Tools

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 14:41  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, development tools, static analysis

Static analysis is increasingly used to develop safety-critical software, such as medical, nuclear and aviation systems. 

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Explore Memory and Resource Leak Detection Tools

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 14:27  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, development tools, leaks

Do memory and resource leaks keep you up at night? Here are helpful tools for finding pesky leaks.

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What's New in Qt 5.10?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:35  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, WebGL plugin, 3D rendering

The WebGL Streaming Plugin in Qt 5.10 is a new Qt back end that uses WebGL for rendering. 

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A Look at Tracing Tools

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 09:31  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, development tools

Tracing can be an effective debugging technique that doesn't require as much effort as using a debugger. 

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Performance Profiling Tools

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 10:08  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, profiling development tools

Continuing our series on useful development tools, this time looking at applications for performance profiling.

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Indispensable Debugging Tools

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 14:06  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, debugger, development tools

In this ongoing series, we'll share some of the of tools our team finds indispensable for development, testing and debugging.

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Raspberry Pi News Roundup

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 16:35  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Zero W, Qt, Raspbian

Stay up-to-date on developments relevant to the Raspberry Pi community.

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Text to Speech: A Look at the Qt Speech Module

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:04  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Speech Recognition

Have a situation where a person can't use a touchscreen, mouse or keyboard but needs to communicate? Try the Qt Speech module. 

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Configuring Qt Creator for Yocto Development

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:56  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Qt Creator, Yocto, IDE, SDK

We're often asked in our training classes how to set up the Qt Creator IDE for embedded development using the Yocto framework. Here's a tutorial.

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Run Ubuntu Linux on Windows with This One Weird Trick

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 16:23  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Linux, Ubuntu, Windows

Like working in Linux but have to use Windows? Try out WSL. It offers a Linux-like environment, including the ability to run scripts and tools. 

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Getting Started With Qt and Qt Creator on MacOS

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 16:03  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt

We've shown you how to set up Qt and Qt Creator on Windows and Linux systems. Here's a look at installation on macOS.

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Integrating a Python-based Custom Widget into Qt Designer

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:09  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Widgets, Python, PyQt, SIP, Qt Designer

Want to create a widget with a Qt Designer plugin interface so it can be viewed within Qt Designer? Check out this walk through.

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How to Compile Qt from Source Code on Linux

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 09:38  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, Linux, C++, QML, Ubuntu

Learn how to build Qt from source code with this helpful walk-through.

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It's Been a Busy Year in the Qt Ecosystem

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 15:52  •  By Jeff Tranter  •  Qt, QML, embedded systems, C++, IoT

Take a look back at Qt's major releases and activities, and find out what's on the horizon. 

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