October 16, 2009

Developer Days 2009: Qt Grows

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October 16, 2009, 10:43 am

Last week, Munich saw the 2009 Edition of the Qt Developer Days. Qt Developer Days is a Qt-focused software conference which is held yearly in Europe and the U.S. The American edition will be held at the start of November in San Francisco. 700 attendants and more than 70 Trolls made this edition the biggest Developer Days to date. Qt Development Frameworks had invited a group of KDE developers to the conference, more well-known heads from the KDE world were sent by their respective employers. The days brought training sessions around Qt and many interesting presentations ranging from higher level topics such as the future roadmap for Qt to topics related to Qt programming with techniques and technologies such as the Model/View Framework, QGraphicsView, WebKit, multithreading and many more. Read on for a more detailed report of what has been revealed and talked about during the three-day conference in Munich's Hilton Park hotel.

The first day was kicked off by KDE and KDAB hackers Till Adam and Mirko Boehm who gave an introduction to programming with Qt. Basic concepts such as signal/slots, QLayouts and widgets passed by. At the end, the audience was well-prepared for more in-depth topics such as multithreading using Qt's tools, QWebKit, model/view programming and QGraphicsView. For the seasoned KDE hackers, not everything revealed new knowledge. Nevertheless, reiterating over those rather basic topics helped to prepare for the Qt certification which Qt Development Frameworks has introduced this year. Qt kindly sponsored certification for KDE hackers, who took the opportunity to prove their expertise. Results are not known yet, most of those your editor talked to were rather confident after the exam. Results will only become available in the coming weeks though. Let's wish all those who took the exam (this includes your editor) good luck...

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