December 2015 Newsletter



Qt Test Framework Webinar – Jan 14

Unit tests and test-driven development (TDD) have many hidden benefits such as stabilizing your project schedule and providing the ability to make changes to code while ensuring new bugs or regressions are not introduced. In this webinar, you will learn how best to design your application for test-ability and how to integrate it into your project. Live Webinar



State of the Art OpenGL Conversions and Qt Webinar Jan 28
Back by popular demand, we invite you to another informative webinar on OpenGL. This reprise of the very popular OpenGL webinar from last summer has been updated to include information on conversions using OpenGL native or migration from Qt 4 to Qt 5. Live Webinar

verticle line As 2015 draws to a close, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to our loyal customers and our talented global staff who have worked together to create some of the most innovative and powerful new embedded and touchscreen products this year. One common thread to all of our efforts this year has been improving quality and the process that brings about quality. In this December issue of the ICS Newsletter, the notion of applied knowledge and quality is addressed in my latest CEO Blog. There is sure to be something for everyone in 2016 — with training across North America, blogs, events and on-demand webinars. On behalf of the entire team here at ICS, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year!


Peter Winston
President and CEO 
ICS, Inc.

Programming with Qt for Embedded Devices Training – Feb 1-5 Bedford, MA

Join us for a 5-day hands-on course focusing on developing modern applications for embedded systems and touchscreens using Qt and Qt Quick. Using real development boards, participants are introduced to working with embedded touchscreen systems and provided a thorough understanding of the underlying ideas of QML and Qt Quick. Live Training


What's New in Qt 5.6.0: QVersionNumber

What is in a number? The Qt 5.6.0 release, coming in early 2016, includes a number of new modules and classes. This will be the first in a series of blog posts on the meaning of the three levels of versioning. In this first post, we'll start with one of the simpler classes in Qt 5.6.0: QVersionNumber. More


Designing in the Dark

When considering user experience (UX) design, there is much more to color theory than picking your preferred hue. Color theory use, especially in low-light environments, is easily overlooked and can have negative consequences when it is not applied correctly. More             


Qt Tips and Tricks Parts 1 and 2
When considering Qt for your next development project, consider there are many ‘extras’ within Qt, some known, some unknown. In this blog post series, we present a few tips and tricks for using Qt for which you may not be aware. Part I starts here. More


ICS and Automotive IVI Delivering the Future
A global automotive manufacturer collaborates with a multi-national Tier-1 automotive equipment provider to develop its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system for use in its mid-class and luxury vehicles. This next generation of touchscreen user interface design and its inherent complexities, called for the ICS engineering team to offer its expertise and a solution to develop this stable connected IVI product. More



How Best to Realize a Runtime Reload of QML
As you know, Qt increases the quality of all software development and user interface (UI) design allowing companies to keep pace with market demands. Qt/QML is a tool used to help create powerful UIs. Although there are several ways to do this, in this webinar, we explore how to make it easier for developers to implement a runtime reload of QML without having to search forums for the answers. On-Demand Webinar


ICS Insight Blog

The rise of the creative engineer and the linear designer. Connecting software developers and UX designers with ideas, inspiration and insight to build the best products the world has to offer. More


Upcoming Events

  event   CES GENIVI Demonstration Showcase – Las Vegas, NV, Jan 6-7
ICS is excited to be a silver sponsor and join other automotive stakeholders from all over the world at the GENIVI Demonstration Showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. This showcase is an excellent opportunity to see the pervasive adoption of GENIVI technologies in commercial products from leading suppliers. Live Event

Training: Programming with Qt for Desktops – Silicon Valley, CA, Feb 8-12

This course focuses on using Qt Widgets and the associated development tools (Qt Designer, Qt Creator and friends). Students will experience the challenges of cross platform development with exercises that involve porting applications from Windows to Mac OS (or vice versa). Live Training

  event   Automotive Megatrends – Connected Car Detroit, MI, Mar 15th

ICS is co-sponsoring Connected Car Day at Automotive Megatrends, the flagship conference of Automotive World. This event will bring together decision makers and forward thinking innovators. So visit ICS this upcoming March 15, 2016 in Detroit and see our dynamic contributions to some of the leading products designed for the automotive IVI sector. See Now

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