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Developing applications "Quickly"

Sep 25, 2009, 17:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Quickly is a product of the Ubuntu project, but is flexible enough to be used in other distributions and for other types of tasks — the real power of Quickly lies in the templates that automate different aspects of project configuration and maintenance.

"An application built using Quickly has no dependency on Quickly itself, said developer Didier Roche, "there is no Quickly runtime or base class library." The goal, he said, is to speed up the process for regular developers and help new developers get past the barrier of deciding which tools and approaches to use.

"It can be difficult to get into GNU/Linux programming as there are a whole bunch of available technologies. Let's think about using GTK/QT, language, which library do I need? Add to this some tools decisions like the IDE, the VCS, hosting the project, etc. Too many choices kills the choice itself. [...] For instance, learning Debian packaging just to create a package to share with people can be tedious. Quickly (with ubuntu-project template) does it for you. Consequently, opportunistic developers can focus only on precise things and do it quickly, easily and right!"

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