by Daniel Molkentin
July 2007, 440 pp.
This book is currently out of stock, but the ebook is still available
Cross-platform development is a kind of holy grail, and Trolltech's Qt toolkit may well be the most promising solution yet to this development challenge. Qt is widely used for the development of GUI applications as well as console tools and servers, and it's especially appealing to programmers who need to write cross-platform applications to run on Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows machines without having to rewrite for each platform.
The Book of Qt 4 offers an in-depth explanation of Qt 4 that goes beyond the common focus on C++ programming. Author Daniel Molkentin uses practical examples to explain features like the signal/slot concept and the event system, as he guides you through developing applications with and without Qt's graphical GUI builder, Qt Designer. And as a core KDE developer, Molkentin's head is full of real-world problems and solutions that he peppers liberally throughout The Book of Qt 4, making it a resource that you'll consult time and again.
You'll find coverage of:
As well as lots of useful hints on how to use Qt's datatypes, containers, and algorithms and how to develop user-friendly applications.
Whether you're already a Qt developer or you're just considering Qt for cross-platform development, you'll find The Book of Qt 4 to be indispensable.
About the Author
Daniel "danimo" Molkentin has been a core developer with the KDE project since 2000, and he's the co-author of the PIM application Kontact, among other applications. He was actively involved in the development of Qt 4 as a beta tester, and he worked with the initial port of KDE to the new Qt version.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basics, Tools, and First Code
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"The Book of Qt4 is an excellent recommendation for anyone interested in using QT to build GUI applications, and for advanced computer libraries catering to programmers and designers. Chapters cover all the tools for creating dialogues, data visualization techniques, handling databases and events, and more, offering tips on developing user-friendly applications and providing black and white screen shot examples throughout. It's an excellent guide for any QT programmer, and for collections catering to them."