This Week in Qt
Stay current with This Week in Qt an original weekly blog published by the ICS engineering team. This blog quickly highlights all things Qt for developers short on time.
Written by ICS’s engineers and our UX team, the most recent blog posts are:
The Role of Visual Design in UX
Visual design has the potential to make or break a user experience. The reason most people believe graphic designers exist is to make an interface look pretty. While this is an important part of the process, most people don’t realize that visual cues are designed with the end user in mind.
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module
In this post, we will look at the Raspberry Pi camera module, a low cost hardware module that supports still picture and video recording and is the first official hardware add-on for the Raspberry Pi. We will also look at the camera's features and specifications, how to set it up and examine the software that supports it.
Of Cars and Connectivity: The Next Generation of IVI
The Automotive industry’s emerging use of technology into completed connected car systems with the convergence of the Internet of Everything, is heating up. This article discusses how far we have come, where the industry is going and what the future will bring.
What's New in Qt 5.2: QCommandLineParser
Many programs need to accept command line options. For all but the simplest programs, the logic to validate and parse command line options can be significant. Support for handling this beyond what is provided by the standard C/C++ run-time library has been a long-missing Qt feature. This article seeks to familiarize you with one of the new features within Qt 5.2 and that you will make use of it in your own applications.
Visceral Appeal in UX – Part 4: The Design
To understand how to create visceral appeal in a user experience (UX) it helps to compare and contrast other forms of media that preceded the digital medium. Designing for a visceral experience needs to include many elements such as fluid responsiveness, energy, motion, sound and of course, beautiful design. This article explores the many facets of designing for Visceral Appeal in UX.
Using Self-Signed Certificates in Qt Code
This article will show how to create a self-signed SSL key for Apache and how the Qt code will use it. If you have an official set of SSL keys for your web server, then you can use those to secure the REST calls as well. In case you do not, or if the REST API is running on a URL not supported by your keys, then a self-signed key could be a solution.