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How to Modernize Your GUI by Porting to Qt Framework

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There is a number of useful toolkits nowadays when it comes to managing graphical user interfaces (GUI). Motif has been dominating the world of GUI toolkits since it emerged in the 1980’s. In a world of rapidly advancing technology, however, the maturity of the toolkit defines it advantages as well as disadvantages.

Motif applications are generally used on Unix based platforms. The limitation to a specific platform and complexities of development environments makes the porting of Motif application to different platforms difficult and expensive. Although Motif still has a large customer base, the toolkit is no longer being actively supported. This is the main driver for replacing the Motif toolkit. Continue Reading

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Benefits of Integrated Security Systems

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We live in an era where cybersecurity is the main concern for businesses. With that, the importance of physical security is often underestimated. Polls reveal that 63% of respondents think that customers do not consider physical security a priority [1]. Unfortunately, the risks to physical assets are high and can be devastating both for people and their families, and the economy as a whole. Continue Reading

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PhoneGap – Effective Tool for Hybrid Mobile Development

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The number of smartphone users who actively use phone applications has reached 88% in 2015 [1]. This trend brings a challenge to developers who have to come up with the ways of reaching more target audience, yet keeping the development cost low. To achieve this goal, developers are leaning more and more towards hybrid applications development. The reason for hybrid application development becoming more popular is that it has the ability to cover several platforms without the need to develop separately for each one. No matter how great this development approach may sound, it is important to look at its specifics. Continue Reading

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Value of Mobile Technology for Rail Transportation

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Mobile technology has evolved rapidly over the past few years and today affects every aspect of our lives, including transportation. As transportation managers seek new ways to compete in a challenging market place, many are implementing mobile technologies to optimize their operations. 44 percent of transportation executives surveyed globally said mobile is their top strategic priority, and 83 percent mentioned mobile as one of their strategic goals. Continue Reading

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Computer-Aided Dispatching System Development

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Rail network velocity, timely arrivals, efficiency and safety are critical in today’s fast-paced transportation markets. Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD) systems are designed to remove the risk of human error, thus helping to achieve safety and stability on the railroads. The CAD systems assist dispatchers in issuing safe train movement authorities, while integrating resource planning to keep moving trains efficiently.  Continue Reading