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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This is a very good good which teaches you C++, Qt and design patterns.

I am surprised by the commentaries saying this is not an introductory book. Quite the opposite: this is the perfect book if you do not know any one of Qt, C++ or design patterns but you want to use them together.

Some may say the book worries too much about syntax. Wrong. The...
Published on 18 Jun. 2007 by Pau Garcia Quiles

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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More a Reference Manual than a Student Textbook
The material in this book is certainly rich and comprehensive. But the quality of explanations is rather poor. So I would say that, though the book declares itself to be a textbook, it is rather a reference manual for the advanced programmer. As a lecturer I find it impossible to use this book as a textbook in my courses. It does not offer a systematic approach, it is...
Published on 23 Feb. 2007 by S. Gruner


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 18 Jun. 2007
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Pau Garcia Quiles (Elx, Alacant (Spain)) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with QT 4 (Bruce Perens' Open Source) (Paperback)
This is a very good good which teaches you C++, Qt and design patterns.

I am surprised by the commentaries saying this is not an introductory book. Quite the opposite: this is the perfect book if you do not know any one of Qt, C++ or design patterns but you want to use them together.

Some may say the book worries too much about syntax. Wrong. The authors want to make sure you understand C++ perfectly well because subtle differences (such as the 'static in declaration' vs 'static in definition', introduced in chapter 2) may have devastating effects in your software. The same goes for Qt macros: the book explains them because when you know and understand them, you will write better code; the book by Blanchette and Summerfield barely names them.

As the title says, this book is only an introduction. There are three natural companions you should get if you want to delve deeper in the wonderful world of Qt and design patterns:

* "A Complete Guide to Programming in C++" by Prinz and Prinz

* "C++ GUI programming with Qt4" by Blanchette and Summerfield

* "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software" by Gamma et al.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Introduction to Design patterns in C++ with QT4, 22 May 2011
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This review is from: An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with QT 4 (Bruce Perens' Open Source) (Paperback)
Brilliant!
It's all there from obtaining/installing software packages for all platforms, C++ basics, right through to creating GUI applications.

This book its worth its weight in gold to anyone starting out writing C++ GUI applications for Windows, Mac, Linux and more.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More a Reference Manual than a Student Textbook, 23 Feb. 2007
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S. Gruner - See all my reviews
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This review is from: An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with QT 4 (Bruce Perens' Open Source) (Paperback)
The material in this book is certainly rich and comprehensive. But the quality of explanations is rather poor. So I would say that, though the book declares itself to be a textbook, it is rather a reference manual for the advanced programmer. As a lecturer I find it impossible to use this book as a textbook in my courses. It does not offer a systematic approach, it is syntax-oriented rather than context oriented, and the explanations are not sufficient in depth. Most "explanations" simply cosist in example snippets of C++ code. Moreover I am unhappy with the sloppy jargon (bad quality of language) in this book, for example where it says "apps" instead of "applications" - a language tendency that the authors of the book seem to have picked up from the city streets rather than from the British Library... But, as I said, the book is rich in C++ contents and might thus be a valuable manual for the experienced programmer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book, 13 Feb. 2010
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J. Davison "julruthie" (Windermere) - See all my reviews
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I ordered this for my son's birthday present but unfortunately delivery took a little longer than stated which spoiled the present. My son is happy with his gift.
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