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Hands-On Embedded Programming with QT

By : John Werner
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Hands-On Embedded Programming with QT

By: John Werner

Overview of this book

Qt is an open source toolkit suitable for cross-platform and embedded application development. This book uses inductive teaching to help you learn how to create applications for embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) devices with Qt 5. You’ll start by learning to develop your very first application with Qt. Next, you’ll build on the first application by understanding new concepts through hands-on projects and written text. Each project will introduce new features that will help you transform your basic first project into a connected IoT application running on embedded hardware. In addition to gaining practical experience in developing an embedded Qt project, you will also gain valuable insights into best practices for Qt development and explore advanced techniques for testing, debugging, and monitoring the performance of Qt applications. The examples and projects covered throughout the book can be run both locally and on an embedded platform. By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to use Qt 5 to confidently develop modern embedded applications.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Section 1: Getting Started with Embedded Qt
Section 2: Working with Embedded Qt
Section 3: Deep Dive into Embedded Qt
Section 4: Advanced Techniques and Best Practices
Appendix A: BigProject Requirements

Qt licensing and features

Qt is available under two different flavors and licenses—commercial and open-source (General Public License (GPL) and/or Lesser General Public License (LGPL)). They differ both in terms of features that are included and legal requirements. It is important to understand the differences.

Legally, the open-source version of Qt brings its own set of limitations. While cost is not an object, complying with open-source preconditions, dealing with product liability, intellectual property, warranties, and source code disclosures, may make it very difficult, if not impossible, to use the open-source version in an embedded product. The commercial license does not have as many restrictions.

If you have a question about what is appropriate for your project, work with your company's legal, risk management, and intellectual property teams.

Beyond the...