Migration Pretty Much Complete

There are always a few tweaks left to do here and there, but the migration is pretty much over. At some point in the next few hours the DNS changes will manage to reach every DNS cache on the Internet and everyone will be looking here. Thank you for your patience and sorry for any …

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Site Outages

My apologies to all of those who visited this site and found it behaving in a wonky fashion or down. JustHost.com finally admitted they had a server having problems. I say finally because the previous backups were all bad as well, so the server had been in trouble a long time before anyone noticed. I …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 17

On the desktop most of the application looks like this:     One of the many things which is nice about widget based projects and the designer is that we get some really good widgets and can (usually) see what things will look like before we compile. That file chooser is all built in and …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 16

As I pointed out many times in my Qt and databases book, most of the database examples you find online and even in official Qt documentation are shit. This is not my ego talking. They all do everything in the main event loop. Almost all of the cheat by using only a handful of rows …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 15

I need to continue yesterday’s discussion about good architectural design a bit. Particularly the part about not shoving everything into RAM. I see two different kinds of C++ developers on Qt projects. Those who want to be one with the OOP. Every piece of data, including an integer, should be an object derived from the …

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