Everybody loves to hate the Symbian SDK emulator. The first reaction to it usually is: “It is slow, really slooooooow, it takes ages to start it”
Yes, it is true, the emulator is slow, but considering the task it has to perform and the complexity of the system it emulates such slowness is to be expected. However, the problem is not as bad as one may think. Yes, the emulator takes time to load, but then why don’t you start it in advance and let it load while you browse your recent emails, so that you have it up-and-running at the moment you really need it.
Many developers already with some Symbian experience will tell you that you cannot do that. But yes, you can! The following video will show a basic Qt application being created, built and run into an already running emulator.
Coming up next: Rebuild without restarting the emulator.