GUI Toolkits - Ultimate++
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Updated Visual Studio 2005 Express and TortoiseSVN Integration
Digital Music - Songbird
It has all gone a bit GUI
One of the holy grails in development is a universal GUI library, much like the quest for the one equation that explains life, the universe, and everything. Unfortunately as it currently stands such a library is further away than ever before.
A project that wanted to succeed is the BoostGUI ...read more
GUI Toolkits - JUCE
GUI Toolkits - More than you can shake a stick at
It seems to me there are loads of GUI toolkits out there but virtually none reach maturity, unless pressed by a commercial interest/funding or somehow they manage to reach critical mass with respect to their community activity.
Successes certainly have been:
- Qt - thanks mainly to being used by KDE ...
More Vista - Desktop Window Manager
I must admit, although I am not very interested in running Microsoft Windows Vista as my own operating system at home, I am interested in understanding the UI technologies that are going to be available in it. It's certainly necessary to understand it for work.
A more interesting application ...read more
At work I use a proprietary scripting language written using a version of Lex and Yacc (the neat Windows implementation from Bumblebee Software called Parser Generator 2). Unfortunately it is not as well documented as I would like (although it is in a much beter state with some recent work ...read more
Windows Vista - Aero Basic UI Explanation
There is an interesting explanation as to why the Aero Basic Interface looks the way it does when compared to the Aero accelerated theme. You can read about it here.
It's quite an interesting little article since it shows Microsoft banging their heads up against the same limitations as ...read more
GUI Toolkits - wxWidgets - new version released
AJAX - The Hot New Thang
GUI Toolkits - Visual Component Framework (VCF)
A Great Collection Of Libraries
A while back I found a really great website for game development libraries. What I found was that these libraries are useful for development full-stop. So go check it out at the Free Game Development Libraries website.
If you are interested in programming you will find some libraries you knew ...read more
Web Browsers Of The Future
I realised the other day how many Google products I was using...
- Browser Sync
- Page Creator
- Personalized Homepage
And now I have just signed up for:
GUI Toolkits - wxWidgets
GUI Toolkits - Win32GUI Generics
When I found this project I thought I had found the holy grail. An advanced use of C++ for user interface purposes. I looked past the screenshots on the website which seemed odd, but downloaded it anyway. The last release of the project and any active development ...read more
GUI Toolkits Again - a bit of MFC
At work, I only use MFC and the antiquated design features in Visual Studio for working on resources. These interfaces still feel like they haven't moved on for a lifetime (and are in fact pretty much unchanged from Visual Studio 6.0).
The most annoying part about working with ...read more
Open Source GUI toolkits
One of the things I really want to check out over the next few weeks are open-source GUI toolkits. There are quite a few to choose from and I tend to jump from camp-to-camp on a weekly basis as to which one I find the most interesting.
Since I am ...
Core 2 Duo
In as long as I can remember I have not been impressed with the incremental steps in hardware. The last time I went "Ooooooh!" was when I bought a Voodoo card for 3D graphics (it wasn't even integrated into graphics cards at the time) for a Pention 200MMX. The ...read more