Qt has the support of developers of Linux software, a large faction of the scientific software development community
Southborough, MA (PRWEB) January 25, 2011
Full Spectrum Software has been developing software for medical devices in Windows, Mac, Linux and a variety of embedded software environments for many years. A powerful tool for cross platform software development has been Nokia's Qt development environment. Qt allows software developers to create one set of source code for medical devices that will run on all three major platforms and will retain the unique look and feel of both Windows and Macintosh. Andrew Dallas, a highly respected technical author in the scientific community provides an in-depth analysis of this new software development technology.
With the advent of WPF, Microsoft has created a huge paradigm shift. Microsoft has created an environment that allows graphic designers to work with tools they are familiar with. Qt Quick is the upcoming version of Qt that will compete with Microsoft's WPF technology. This new software report by Andrew Dallas compares the two software development environments and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each software tool. This software report is a follow up to a recent presentation about WPF created by Andrew Dallas as part of a year long series on software for medical devices.
According to Andrew Dallas "Qt has the support of developers of Linux software, a large faction of the scientific software development community." If it performs as advertised, it should be every bit as powerful and efficient as WPF. For developers of Linux software, Qt Quick could represent the same paradigm shift that WPF was for Windows programmers.
Andrew Dallas recommends that early adopters should start to learn the product. Many engineers are challenged by the migration to WPF and any new tool will cause growing pains. The first few revisions of Qt Quick will likely have the usual contingent of bugs and limitations and knowing those will help you to produce commercial quality products in the short term.
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