A few months ago, here at the synyx office we started out with a simple idea: hook up a couple of sensors to an ESP8266 module (or twenty) and have it write its data somewhere for visualisation purposes. Then we got creative.
Particularly to people using C++ and Python the Qt framework is probably quite well-known, as in these communities it's one of the most-used frameworks for application development. For those who don't know what Qt is or what it does: it's a comprehensive LGPL-licensed framework providing cross-platform support for GUI, network, multimedia, database, sensors, graphics (OpenGL) and many other features. In this article I would like to give a quick overview of these.