July 2017

ICS Newsletter - July 2017

ICS Summer Webinar Series – Part 3

Join us this summer as our Qt engineers bring you a series of webinars that will enhance the way you use Qt! In Part 3 of our Best Practices in Qt Quick/QML series on July 27 we cover C++ / QML integration and reusing existing C++ code. Register Now >>

Welcome to ICS' July Newsletter

ICS relies on Qt to develop compelling devices for companies in a spectrum of industries from manufacturing to life sciences. While the engagements differ markedly — we’ve worked on everything from precision medical devices to autonomous vehicles — we feel strongly that all of our customers can benefit from a Qt commercial license. In my blog I’ll explain why fee beats free and show you why Qt commercial makes sense for your business.

This month we also cover a host of QML-related topics, from creating your own QML controls to training courses and special events.

In this issue you can also read about the growing presence of “user experience devices” known as chatbots, which are increasingly replacing humans as assistants and online sales reps.

Mark Hatch, COO, ICS

ICS Recommends Qt Commercial Licensing

While open source may appear to be more cost-effective, that may not be the case. Here’s why fee beats free. Read More >>

On-Demand Webinar: QML by Design

This Qt QML webinar touches on the benefits of having designers trained in the same framework the programmers are using. We dive into the graphical elements of QML and discuss how they are positioned, layered, colored, and quickly built into reusable components. Download Now >>

On-Demand Webinar: Best Practices in Qt Quick/QML – Part 2

Missed Part 1 and 2 of our webinar series? Catch up before moving on to Part 3 Download Now >>

State-of-the-Art OpenGL with Qt

August 21 - 25, Waltham, MA
This hands-on course provides an introduction to modern OpenGL using programmable shader pipelines. Read More >>

QML Controls from Scratch: Implementing a Scroll Bar

In this installment you'll learn how to create a ScrollBar, which differs significantly from the other controls we've highlighted. Read More >>

In the Age of the Bot, Are Humans Obsolete?

More customer interactions are taking place with bots instead of people. Here's a look at the tech that makes this possible. Read More >>

Programming with Qt for Desktops

September 25 – 29, Waltham, MA
This introduction to Qt programming primarily focuses on using Qt Widgets and associated development tools, such as Qt Designer and Qt Creator. Students experience the challenges of cross-platform development with exercises that involve porting applications from Windows to MacOS. Enroll Now >>

Upcoming Events

SIGGRAPH 2017 — July 30 – August 3, Los Angeles, CA

ICS is exhibiting with The Qt Company and other partners at SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Learn More >>

Orange County Qt/QML Meetup — August 8, Irvine, CA

This group is for Qt developers and enthusiasts to meet, share and learn tips and tricks for writing and deploying Qt apps. All skill levels and interests are welcome! The next Meetup will explore the QAbstractListModel class and the powerful QSyncable class for providing lists of data to QML. Learn More >>

American Medical Device Summit — October 4 – 5, Chicago, IL

ICS joins the Qt Company at the American Medical Device Summit, an event that provides insights and strategies to enhance the professional development of executives involved in the design, development and manufacturing of medical devices. Learn More >>