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Learn the complete Qt ecosystem and its tools and build UIs for mobile and desktop applications Key Features Unleash the power of the latest Qt 5.9 with C++14 Easily compile, run, and debug your applications from the powerful Qt Creator IDE Build multi-platform projects that target Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, and more Book Description Qt 5.9 is an application development framework that provides a great user experience and develops full-capability applications with Qt Widgets, QML, and even Qt 3D. This learning path demonstrates the power and flexibility of the Qt framework for desktop application development and shows how you can write an application once and deploy it to multiple operating systems. It will address all the challenges while developing cross-platform applications with the Qt framework. This course will give you a better understanding of the Qt framework and tools to resolve serious issues such as linking, debugging, and multithreading. It will also upskill you by explaining how to create a to-do-style app and taking you through all the stages in building a successful project. You will build a suite of apps; while developing these apps, you'll deepen your knowledge of Qt Quick's layout systems, and see Qt 3D and widgets in action. The next project will be in the industrial and agricultural sectors: making sense of sensor data via a monitoring system. Your apps should run seamlessly across devices and operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, or Mac, and be cost-effective by integrating with existing web technologies. You take the role of lead developer and prototype a monitoring system. In doing so, you'll get to know Qt's Bluetooth and HTTP APIs, as well as the Charts and Web Engine UI modules. These projects will help you gain a holistic view of the Qt framework. What you will learn Install and configure the Qt Framework and Qt Creator IDE Implement a rich user interface with QML Learn the fundamentals of QtTest and how to integrate unit testing Create stunning UIs with Qt Widget and Qt Quick Develop powerful, cross-platform applications with the Qt framework Design GUIs with Qt Designer and build a library in it for UI previews Build a desktop UI with widgets and Designer Get familiar with multimedia components to handle visual input and output Who this book is for This book will appeal to developers and programmers who would like to build GUI-based applications. Knowledge of C++ is necessary and a basic familiarity with Qt would be helpful.
Design end-to-end AR solutions for domains such as marketing, retail, manufacturing, tourism, automation, and training Key Features Use leading AR development frameworks such as ARCore, ARKit, and Vuforia across key industries Identify the market potential of AR for designing visual solutions in different business sectors Build multi-platform AR projects for various platforms such as Unity, iOS, and Android Book Description Augmented reality (AR) is expanding its scope from just being used in mobile and game applications to enterprise. Different industries are using AR to enhance assembly line visualization, guide operators performing difficult tasks, attract more customers, and even improve training techniques. In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case. You'll delve into the basics of Unity and get familiar with Unity assets, materials, and resources, which will help you build a strong foundation for working on the different AR projects covered in the book. You'll build real-world projects for various industries such as marketing, retail, and automation in a step-by-step manner. This will give you hands-on experience in developing your own industrial AR apps. While building the projects, you'll explore various AR frameworks used in the enterprise environment such as Vuforia, EasyAR, ARCore, and ARKit, and understand how they can be used by themselves or integrated into the Unity 3D engine to create AR markers, 3D models, and components of an AR app. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in using different commercial AR frameworks as well as Unity for building robust AR projects. What you will learn Understand the basics of Unity application development and C# scripting Learn how to use Android Studio along with ARCore and Sceneform to build AR prototypes for Android devices Enable AR experiences on the web with ARCore and WebAR Explore emerging AR authoring tools such as Augmented Class! for education Understand the differences and similarities between handheld and head-mounted display (HMD) environments and how to build an app for each target Become well versed in using Xcode with ARKit and SceneKit to develop AR portals for iOS devices Who this book is for This book is for anyone interested in emerging and interactive technologies or looking to build AR applications for any domain. Although, no prior augmented reality experience is required, having some skills in object-oriented programming (OOP) will be helpful.
Create powerful, accurate, and real-time Computer Vision applications using a perfect blend of algorithms and filters. Also learn about object tracking and foreground extractions with a variety of new filters and algorithms. Key Features Filter, transform, and manipulate images using MAT class and OpenCV Framework Explore motion detection and object tracking with filters and algorithms Build object detectors using deep learning and machine learning algorithms Book Description An arena that has been positively impacted by the advancements in processing power and performance is the field of computer vision. It's only natural that over time, more and more algorithms are introduced to perform computer vision tasks more efficiently. Hands-On Algorithms for Computer Vision is a starting point for anyone who is interested in the field of computer vision and wants to explore the most practical algorithms used by professional computer vision developers. The book starts with the basics and builds up over the course of the chapters with hands-on examples for each algorithm. Right from the start, you will learn about the required tools for computer vision development, and how to install and configure them. You'll explore the OpenCV framework and its powerful collection of libraries and functions. Starting from the most simple image modifications, filtering, and transformations, you will gradually build up your knowledge of various algorithms until you are able to perform much more sophisticated tasks, such as real-time object detection using deep learning algorithms. What you will learn Get to grips with machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms Read, write, and process images and videos Perform mathematical, matrix, and other types of image data operations Create and use histograms from back-projection images Detect motion, extract foregrounds, and track objects Extract key points with a collection of feature detector algorithms Develop cascade classifiers and use them, and train and test classifiers Employ TensorFlow object detection to detect multiple objects Who this book is for Hands-On Algorithms for Computer Vision helps those who want to learn algorithms in Computer Vision to create and customize their applications. This book will also help existing Computer Vision developers customize their applications. A basic understanding of computer vision and programming experience is needed.
A definitive guide to PyCharm to help you build business-oriented Python applications ranging from modern web development to data science Key Features Learn basic to advanced PyCharm concepts to improve efficiency of your Python projects Work through practical examples that focus on efficient application development with PyCharm Explore advanced features in PyCharm such as code automation, version control, and GUI debugging Book Description JetBrain's PyCharm is the most popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used by the Python community thanks to its numerous features that facilitate faster, more accurate, and more productive programming practices. However, the abundance of options and customizations can make PyCharm seem quite intimidating. Hands-on Application Development with PyCharm starts with PyCharm's installation and configuration process, and systematically takes you through a number of its powerful features that can greatly improve your productivity. You'll explore code automation, version control, graphical debugging/testing, management of virtual environments, and much more. Finally, you'll delve into specific PyCharm features that support web development and data science, two of the fastest growing applications in Python programming. These include the integration of the Django framework as well as the extensive support for IPython and Jupyter Notebook. By the end of this PyCharm book, you will have gained extensive knowledge of the tool and be able to implement its features and make the most of its support for your projects. What you will learn Explore PyCharm functionalities and what makes it stand out from other Python IDEs Set up, configure, and customize your Python projects in PyCharm Understand how PyCharm integrates with Django for web development Discover PyCharm's capabilities in database management and data visualization Perform code automation, GUI testing, and version control in PyCharm Integrate interactive Python tools such as Jupyter Notebooks for building virtual environments Who this book is for If you're a beginner or an expert Python user looking to improve your productivity using one of the best Python IDEs, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of Python programming language is expected.
Discover techniques to enhance your videos with complex animation Key Features Design, animate, and sequence a complete motion graphics project Work with compositions and pre-compositions to create animations speedily Maximize your motion graphics and visual effects skills Book Description If you're thinking seriously about making and publishing your videos with professional editing and animation, look no further! Adobe After Effects is a popular tool among video editors and YouTubers to enhance their videos and bring them to life by implementing visual effects and motion graphics. This book will take you right from the basics through to the advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects CC 2018. You will start by setting up your editing environment to learn and improve techniques to sharpen your video editing skills. Furthermore, you will work with basic and advanced special effects to create, modify, and optimize motion graphics in your videos. Lastly, you will not only learn how to create 2.5D animations, but also get to grips with using Cinema 4D Lite to build and animate complete 3D scenes. By the end of the book, you'll have learned how to package a video efficiently with the help of the projects covered. What you will learn Create a lower third project for a TV show with complex layers Work with shape layer animation to create an animated lyrics video Explore different tools to animate characters Apply text animation to create a dynamic film-opening title Use professional visual effects to create a VFX project Model, light, and composite your 3D project in After Effects Who this book is for If you're a student, professional, YouTuber, or anyone who is interested in video editing, animation, and motion graphics, this book is for you. You'll also find this resource useful if you're an Illustrator looking to put your creations in motion.
Effectively implement features and components for any computing environment Key Features Explore the latest features of VMware Horizon 7.7 Virtualize your desktop infrastructure using new features introduced in Horizon Implement App Volumes and User Environment Manager in your infrastructure Book Description This third edition of Implementing VMware Horizon 7.7 has been updated to get you up to speed with VMware Horizon 7.7 by showing you how to use its key features and deploying an end-user computing infrastructure for your own organization. The book begins by guiding you on how to deploy all the core requirements for a VMware Horizon infrastructure. It then moves on to show you how to provision and administer end-user computing resources using VMware Horizon. You'll not only be able to deploy the core VMware Horizon features, but you'll also be able to implement new features, such as the Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) and the Horizon Console. You'll also focus on the latest features and components of the Horizon platform and learn when and how they are used. By the end of the book, you will have developed a solid understanding of how your organization can benefit from the capabilities VMware Horizon offers and how each of its components is implemented. What you will learn Work with the different products that make up VMware Horizon Implement a multi-site VMware Horizon Pod using the Cloud Pod Architecture feature Deploy and configure VMware Horizon's optional components Implement and maintain Microsoft RDSH, Horizon Linux, and Windows Desktop Pools and RDSH Application Pools Configure and manage Horizon remotely using PowerCLI Learn about the Microsoft Windows Group Policy templates for Horizon Understand how to manage the SSL certificates for each of the VMware Horizon components Who this book is for If you're a system administrator, solutions architect, or desktop engineer looking to level up your skills working with VMware's Horizon ecosystem and want to build a successful deployment strategy for desktops and applications, this book is for you.
Leverage Jira's powerful task management and workflow features to better manage your business processes Key Features The book covers all major applications of Jira, which are Jira Software, Jira Core, Jira Service Desk. Configure project workflows and the fields that will be used in the project with the help of Jira's features Create tickets for issues and manage your projects using the Jira software Book Description Jira is an issue tracker and project management system. With their latest release, the Jira team has now expanded their user base to agile teams as well as business teams. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all major components of Jira, including Jira Software, Jira Core, and Jira Service Desk. This book starts with an introduction to Jira's unique features and how it can be used as an issue-tracking tool. It will then teach you about how a new project is created by a Jira administrator, what responsibilities there are, and using correct and relevant schemes in your project. You will then learn how to configure project workflows and fields for project screens. You will understand the various permissions used in projects and the importance of project roles in Jira. Then, the book talks about the concepts of versions acting as milestones and using components when handling issues in your projects. It will then focus on analysing data using built-in reports and creating dashboards in Jira. At the end, it will discuss various best practices for users as well as project managers or project administrators. What you will learn Implement Jira as a project administrator or project manager Get familiar with various functionalities of Jira Configure projects and boards in your organisation's Jira instance Understand how and when to use components and versions in your projects Manage project configurations and Jira schemes Learn the best practices to manage your Jira instance Who this book is for This book will be especially useful for project managers but it's also intended for other Jira users, including developers, and any other industry besides software development, who would like to use Jira for project management.
Take your comics and illustrations to the next level with the powerful art tools in Clip Studio Paint 1.8 Key Features Overcome “interface overwhelm” with a practical breakdown of the Clip Studio interface Comprehensive guide on the Clip Studio Paint with detailed coverage of all the tools and concepts of designing comics Streamline your workflow to create faster and easier using Clip Studio's features Book Description Clip Studio Paint, the successor to Manga Studio, is used by over four million illustrators and comic creators around the world. This book will guide you through every step of learning this software, from system requirements and installation, all the way through to exporting your work for print or the web. Learn how to create new documents, customize tools to fit your working style, use ruler tools to create anything from straight lines to intricate backgrounds, add 3D elements, create comic panels using the specialized panel tools, utilize screentones and materials, add text and word balloons to your comics, create sound effects, easily flat and color your comics using reference layers, and bring your drawings to life using the animation features. By the end of this book, you will be able to navigate the Clip Studio Interface and program preferences, customize the various tools, and be able to create your own black-and-white and color illustrations and comics from start to finish. What you will learn Understand the differences between Clip Studio Paint Pro and EX Discover how to navigate and customize the user interface Creating custom tools that fit your unique style of illustration Using the ruler tools to create intricate perspective shots and complex symmetry Discover how to use 3D elements in your work Learn how to create lettering and word balloons to bring your comic stories to life Understand the process of digital art creation from pencils to inks to color Understand how to use the animation tools available in Clip Studio Paint Who this book is for If you are a beginning digital artist or are switching to Clip Studio from another graphics software, this book is for you. This book is excellent for those with no knowledge of digital art up to intermediate users looking to explore the unique features of Clip Studio Paint.
Modernize and upgrade your enterprise ERP environment by learning to work with the stable and essential components of Odoo 12 from scratch Key Features Learn the fundamentals of Odoo, a comprehensive enterprise management platform, without writing a single line of code Create business operation strategies and analytics by using Odoo Build customized ERP and CRM solutions for your business Book Description Odoo is management software that contains a set of open source enterprise management applications that help you modernize your business. Completely revised and updated, this comprehensive Odoo guide is a fourth edition of Working with Odoo. This book begins with an introduction to Odoo and helps you set up Odoo Online in your system. You'll learn how to start a new company database in Odoo and the basics of Odoo sales management. You will explore customer relationship management in Odoo and its importance in a modern business environment. Moving on, you'll learn how to install the purchasing application, set up suppliers, and begin purchasing and receiving products in Odoo. Next, you'll learn how to use the MRP module to create, process, and schedule the manufacturing and production order. Once you get to grips with the basic applications, you'll uncover how to customize Odoo to meet the specific needs of your business. You'll learn some advanced techniques for searching and finding information, and you'll be taken through business intelligence in Odoo. Towards the end of the book, you'll go in-depth into Odoo's architecture and learn to use Odoo's API to integrate with other applications. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to use Odoo to build enterprise applications and set up the functional requirements for your business. What you will learn Configure and customize a customer relationship management system Set up purchasing and receiving system functionality in your Odoo environment Understand manufacturing operations and processes with real-world examples Explore Odoo's financial accounting and reporting features Use Odoo's featured project management application to sort tasks Get to grips with the basics of Odoo administration and manage multi-company operations Who this book is for This book is for any IT professionals, business managers, and operation managers who are looking to gain a functional understanding of Odoo or trying to implement Odoo in their organization to improve their business processes. No prior experience of Odoo is required.