[Interest] Qt is good because...

Sivan Greenberg sivan at omniqueue.com
Tue Mar 27 14:12:23 CEST 2012

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Harri Pasanen <harri at mpaja.com> wrote:
> Personally for me C & C++ support are essential, as those provide access
> to a wealth of ready to use libraries, like libav, opencv, etc.
> They also provide the required speed improvement when starting to polish
> feature complete applications.   I may do the prototype/first version in
> javascript+QML and then move the hot spots to C++.

Right, and I noted this in a way in my previous post perhaps not as
positively as I should. It is just the vibes I'm receiving on my end
(to my discontent) from local and international industry emphasizes
JavaScript, HTML5 , QML (for both client *and* server, e.g. NodeJS)
and other "more developer friendly" (-easier to learn and get started
in speed) technologies. (a LOT of apps today are cloud data
consumption apps or content and the HTML5/JS , QML is perfect for this
use case)

> Good Python support in Qt is nice, although for mobile less interesting
> right now because of startup cost (which QML+javascript also has to some
> extent).
I would love to see PySide (personally I'm  a fan) become more closer
in performance to native. PySide is a rather pleasurable way and fun
to Qt.

> Btw. on recent poll javascript was not that popular, ~ equal to C and
> C++ popularity together.
> http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3746692
> Python was the clear winner.

My personal preference is again, Python. Which is why I love PySide so
much. But it seems that "serious" apps in Qt must be written in C++.


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