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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

Exploring GUI Technologies

Qt has two different technologies that support the creation of GUI objects—widgets and QML. In this chapter, we will take a look at these technologies and how they compare. We will also look at how both technologies can be used together. In the process, we will discover and implement more requirements in our BigProject.

The main sections of this chapter are as follows:

  • Two roads diverge
  • Revisiting some old friends
  • Comparing technologies
  • What if you didn't have to choose?

While going through these sections, you will learn about the following:

  • The two basic GUI technologies that are supported by Qt
  • How Qt Widgets and QML differ
  • How to develop both Qt Widget and QML applications
  • How to combine both Qt Widgets and QML into the same application