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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

Examining the IoT and Qt

As we start this chapter, why don't we go back in time and look at how five or six computers talking to one another has now turned into a world where everything is connected? Let's also look at where Qt fits into that world.

The IoT – a brief history

When I graduated from college, shared university computers were networked computers connected together in various ways, and computer addresses always included a path from a well-known machine to the machine you were on. For instance, this was my email signature back in 1988; it contained three different ways to reach me:

The Wumpus     UUCP: {cmcl2!decvax}!rochester!ur-tut!aptr
BITNET: aptrccss@uorvm