QtWebEngine: learning to walk

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Pierre Rossi
Pierre Rossi
The Qt Company
Europe Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
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North America Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Presenter Bio: 

Pierre Rossi is a software engineer at The Qt Company. He studied at ISAE in Toulouse before joining Nokia in 2009. He joined the QtWebKit team in 2011 after a fun couple of years in support, getting to know more about Qt users' pain points. Embarked on a new adventure with QtWebEngine after the WebKit/Blink fork of 2013. Pierre is an avid climber and loves to travel and be outdoors as much as he possibly can.


QtWebEngine was developed in the open almost from the very beginning,  but only this year has it reached a point where we consider it ready to be used in production. Over time, we have grown confident that this approach is providing the benefits that we were after, namely a better web standard compliance, good performance and a sound architecture to build on top of and integrate web contents into Qt.
The time has now come to put QtWebEngine in the hands of people wanting to build things with it, and we’re really curious to see what comes out of it. With the big pieces in place, we now want to see QtWebEngine get shaped based on users needs and use of it, promising some exciting times ahead.

This talk will go quickly over the genesis of QtWebEngine and its architecture, detailing some key aspects of the Chromium integration. We’ll then take a look at some practical uses of QtWebEngine, in its current form, and maybe a sneak peek preview of features in the making.
Naturally, this will also be a good time to hear about our plans and get a quick forecast of things to come. And if you’re an early adopter, this is a great place to share your experience and get in touch!

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