[erlang-questions] Developing killer / open source apps

techabc <>
Mon Sep 5 17:46:02 CEST 2011


Import QT to erlang world, QT c++ or QML, Nice thing it is!  Dose helpful of
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2011/8/6 Daniel Goertzen <>

> How about interfacing Erlang to the Qt UI library?
>
> I don't mean a convential binding like wxErlang or PyQt, but components to
> facilitate message passing between Erlang and a Qt port program or NIF
> thread running a Qt message loop.
>
> Qt has relatively recently introduced QML, which is basically a fancy GUI
> designer that lets you incorporate javascript.  The application development
> model is that the GUI is written in QML/javascript, and the underlying
> application logic is in C++ (very Web 2.0-ish).  Now instead of writing C++,
> you have your QML/javascript talk to the "ErQt" object which passes messages
> to/from Erlang, and Erlang implements the application logic.
>
> Conceivably one could create a single Qt port executable, driver, or NIF
> library that could run any number of QML/javascript programs.  Creating a
> GUI for Erlang would involve using the native Qt tools for authoring QML and
> javascript, and implementing your comm protocol on both the javascript and
> Erlang sides.  Your QML/javascript GUI would run on the standard Qt port
> exectable...no additional C++ compiling required.
>
> Now QML is currently only available for mobile devices, but the Qt folks
> have stated that they will port it to the desktop and this will become the
> preferred way to develop desktop Qt apps.
>
> This project would likely involve more C++ than Erlang, so I'm not sure how
> you feel about that. ;)
>
> Cheers,
> Dan.
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Nick S <> wrote:
>
>> I have just finished implementing a "professional" Erlang server, and with
>> time and enthusiasm in hand, I would like to start working on something
>> personal.
>> I must say, it has been really fun writing apps in OTP and see it
>> processing millions of messages without ever crashing...!
>>
>> Would appreciate some new ideas, that would be useful to community :)
>>
>> - XMPP, AMQP etc are already in market!
>>
>> - Any audio/video processing layer?
>>
>> - Any telecom related...?
>>
>> - Some standard protocol implementation?
>>
>> - Something new for next generation...? (Buzz words... cloud computing
>> etc..)
>>
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