Announcing My Talk “Qt vs. Web – Total Cost of Ownership” at Qt World Summit 2017

I am proud to announce that my talk “Qt vs. Web – Total Cost of Ownership” was accepted for Qt World Summit 2017. It is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, at 11:30 in the Business track.

I’ll show that Web applications require a considerably more powerful system-on-chip (SoC) than Qt applications to achieve a good user experience. However, a more powerful SoC is also much more expensive, as the following diagram shows.

Hope to see you in Berlin.

I’ll make the presentation slides available immediately after Qt World Summit.

Qt vs. Web (Part 1): Three Cautionary Stories About Web

Let XXX be a manufacturer of printers, TVs, set-top boxes (STBs) or home appliances. XXX must decide whether to use Qt or Web for the HMI of their devices. I’ll start my series “Qt vs. Web” with three cautionary stories about using Web technologies. Facebook moved from Web to native. Netflix built its own rendering engine and JavaScript HMI library to continue with Web technologies. Although LG’s smart TVs run on WebOS, the built-in and brand-critical TV UI uses QML and Qt. Third-party apps use standard Web technologies.
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