The Book of QT 4: The Art of Building QT Applications

Posted by tripwire45 on Oct 19, 2007 5:27 AM EDT
The Linux Tutorial; By James Pyles
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One of the "holy grails" of software development is the ability to write a program that will operate across platforms without you (the coder) having to rewrite for each platform. Enter Qt 4, a toolkit used largely for developing GUI applications for Linux, UNIX, Mac, and Windows. Qt 4 seems to fit the bill and be the answer to this "crusade", but can the same be said about "The Book of QT 4"?

Qt 4 (the descendant of the original Qt which was released in 1995), is an open source project used to develop high-quality widgets of just about every kind you can imagine. The Qt toolkit is still very much a community project (though it must be purchased from Trolltech under a standard or commercial license) in that the world of developers talk to the Trolltech engineers about Qt 4 and Trolltech listens and answers. Qt 4 responds to a lot of needs and perhaps answers a lot of prayers in making software development as fun as it ought to be. That said, let's find out if Daniel Molkentin's book does it justice.

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