Once in a while, there are really interesting blogs, presentations and reports about how to do things right as software developer. This is a quick list of links about API design and coding style:
- Designing Qt-Style C++ APIs (Qt4), by Matthias Ettrich, 2005
- API Design Principles, extended version of (1), Qt Developer Network (Nokia)
- The Little Manual of API Design, an in-depth summary of (1) and (2), Jasmin Blanchette, 2008 (Nokia)
- Developing Quality Libraries, presentation of (1)-(3) on the Desktop Summit in Gran Canaria, Oliver Goffart, 2009
- How to Design a Good API and Why It Matters, Joshua Bloch, 2007 (Google)
- Qt Coding Style, good coding style not limited to Qt, Qt Developer Network (Nokia)
- Guidelines for KDE Development, similar to e.g. (6), KDE Techbase
- Hall of API Shame: Boolean Trap, Ariya Hidayat, 2011
Thanks to all the authors for sharing & happy reading!
Soon the GSoC projects of this year are over again.
I would like to thank our two students Adrian Lungu and Svyatoslav Kuzmich for their work!
They both did a nice job and improved both the code folding and the vi mode a lot.
Thanks to them and I hope they stick around in our project, more help is always welcome 😉
And thanks to Google for sponsoring their efforts.
After adding the new design to the Kate homepage, I got some feedback about broken fonts and other stuff. Most should be fixed now, e.g. the “The Team” page now looks kind of okay again.
In addition, we now have some nice feed display with the latest commits and overall a bit cleanup page. For mobile devices, like my Android phone, we now have WPtouch installed, which provides some rather nice layout for small screens (but allows easy switch back to normal layout, too).
If you have any additional comments, what could be changed, just write me a comment or a mail.
Kate’s icon is quiet nice, but for our website and other stuff, it would be really cool to have some eye catcher and something to know: yeah, that is Kate 🙂
As Kate is obviously a woman, at least in most languages, it would be quiet nice if some artist could come up with a painted or rendered one to put on our page.
Perhaps something Sintel like, at least she played with dragons (hope poor Konqui got not killed, too) and I guess a mascot like here won’t scare of either men or women.
And no, we don’t want here any men’s dream images or sexist stuff like that, just something that looks cute. If you want to help with this, just drop a mail to either me or the kwrite-devel list. Be aware, it must be original work and it should be licensed under something like the CC license.
If nothing arrives for us, perhaps I really need to bug the Blender foundation to use their stuff for the website. Better eye catcher than my normally used insect of the day 😉