Qt & Technical Deep Dive

Type Driven User Interfaces with Qt and C++


B07 5.11.2019 16:30 - 17:00

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Andreas Reischuck
Andreas Reischuck
HicknHack Software

The template and type system of C++ can be a key success factor in distributed systems. Unfortunately, the current best practices wildly ignore this. I will teach you how Qt and the C++ type system allow us to build modern flexible user interfaces. After leveling the playing field with the introduction of strong types and event-driven architectures, the idea of a common data schema is presented to you. From this central schema we can generate all kinds of communication protocols, indexed repositories, storage formats, complex computation networks and even user interfaces. C++17 allows and helps us to achieve this in a way, that keeps the complexity low. We will conclude with a discussion of advantages and disadvantages of these techniques.