I am normally not much of an evangelist, but after working with Qt C++ on a few different apps, (my first experience was back when it was still trolltech and I was running KDE on Mandrake Linux, ahh the good ol days.) and all I can say is: This is C++? Qt is the C++ framework of the future, and those who haven’t adopted it should, now, as soon as possible. A little case study will suffice. I have been working on a project for a few months now and a few days ago it came up that there needed to be plugin architecture integrated into the software so that third party vendors could easily add functionality to the program. Sounds fun huh? The answer was simple, Qt already has a signals and slots mechanism, asking third party vendors to use Qt isn’t unreasonable, its a dead easy framework to use, and no, it’s not that bloated. Here were the steps: Create a standard message definition that can be used to communicate steps and program state Create a general purpose relay QObject (I called it Telegraph) with a send and receive. It sends, whatever it receives. Pass the relay object to the library allowing them to connect to the send/receive methods on the object The entire plugin architecture was up and running in less than an hour, and tested, it hasn’t had an issue yet, though I am sure something might need some finaigling before it ships. The great thing about it is, plugins can […]
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