Emweb to visit Silicon Valley
Here’s an opportunity for our American Bay Area users to meet us: we’ll be on a trip in Silicon Valley in the week from June 25 to June 29 2012. Our purpose is to meet existing and new customers, to discuss business opportunities, trends, and the roadmap of Wt and JWt.
Are you in that area and would you like to schedule a meeting with us? Please mail me (email@example.com) and we’ll give you a spot in our agenda!
Over the weekend, emweb moved to new offices. We’re now in a classy historical barn just next to Leuven, yet in the middle of Flemish pastures. The new offices are larger and more quiet than the previous one, so we’re sure they will give a continuous boost of inspiration to our projects :-)
You may have noticed that our fora and bug tracking system were down over the weekend. Whereas we first anticipated to be down only for an hour or so, the brand new modem at our new location decided to break down. We had to wait until today for a fix.
Tutorial updated for wt 3.2.0
We developed the hangman example in 2006 to demonstrate Wt’s principles to first-time users. The tutorial used this examples to walk through the libraries basic functions. Over the years Wt evolved and many new features were introduced, but the hangman example did not always follow these new developments.
The hangman example now also talks about:
Wt basics: compiling and running a Wt application, session management, the use of widgets, signals and slots
The use of Wt::Auth for user authentication
Wt::Dbo for interaction with databases
Layouting methods: CSS, layout managers and WTemplate
Support for in-application URLs (wt’s internal path API)
In the same effort, we also restyled the Wt::Dbo tutorial, but the contents remained largely the same.
Wt on Android
Android is promising to become a developer-friendly embedded Linux distribution, with not only the obvious mobile applications, but also as an all-round embedded system with a nice GUI.
A port of Wt to this platform was (if we believe our customers) long overdue. And we didn’t expect it to be too difficult since Google releases a native development kit (NDK) with C and C++ compilers, and Wt uses boost as a portability layer. As with most not-so-mainstream targets, there are some pitfalls to overcome, but we discovered that Wt runs very well on Android !
FOSDEM 2010: The Slides
We were invited to speak on Wt::Dbo and JWt at FOSDEM 2010. For all of you who could not come to Belgium, we have put the slides online.
Wt::Dbo, an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) for C++ (15 minute lightning talk)
Last years presentation on Wt for embedded systems is still a nice introduction to C++ Wt.