IT Manager’s Journal: Trolltech: Right Place at Right Time?

“How’s this for a backhanded yet powerful endorsement of a
company’s products? Pixar Animation Studios, creator of such movie
hits as ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Toy Story,’ and ‘Monsters Inc.’, uses
Trolltech’s software throughout its operation but won’t talk about
it publicly because it thinks it would be giving away a competitive

“Well, I suppose Trolltech–which releases the latest version
(3.3) of its flagship product, Qt, today–is no secret anymore. Its
software has an amazing duality about it: It’s used to construct
ultra-high end graphics applications for Pixar’s computer
animation; at the same time, it is used to build tiny applications
for handheld devices. It’s also a favorite environment for the
electronic design automation (EDA) market, including companies such
as Synopsis, Inc., Cadence Design Systems, and


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