C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 Paperback – 21 Jun 2006
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About the Author
Jasmin Blanchette, Trolltech's documentation manager and a senior developer, has worked at Trolltech since 2001. He is editor of Qt Quarterly, Trolltech's technical newsletter, and coauthored C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3.
Mark Summerfield works as an independent trainer and consultant specializing in C++, Qt, and Python. He was Trolltech's documentation manager for almost three years and coauthored C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3.
Top customer reviews
The book includes worked examples whose code is included in the cdrom. The book doesn't cover much of how to use the qt designer environment to develop the programs which is disappointing. You can quite happily write all the programs in a text editor without ever having to use the qt development environment. Nevertheless it covers qt-specific programming methods quite well. I would recommend this book to someone who already is proficient in c++ and wants to learn about qt.
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I read this quite differently than other 'introductions to'. In fact, I initially ignored it. But when it came time to build my own code, I kept running into questions as to how a particular programming problem was approached 'the right way'. A reference manual only shows you what you can do and there is an abundance of literature out there which will show you all the minutiae of endless variations of function calls - theory.
This book showed me how to properly put together FTP sessions, build a graphical directory tree of my own and much else. I am less interested in 'what does the framework offer?' but 'how do I best accomplish this task?'. This only an author with real-world programming experience can answer. This book's teaching by example will get you started quicker in Qt than anything else I have seen.
The other book 'Introduction to design patterns in C++ with Qt4' is also recommended but fairly high-level. The two together make a great combination.
My one complaint for this book is that it doesn't cover everything in Qt. For more esoteric things you'll have to switch over to the Qt on-line documentation available at trolltech.com. I've read other reviewers' complaints that the information in this book is all available at the Qt web site. That may be true, but if you're just learning, this book presents things in a logical and subsetted way. Also, since it has an index, it's easier to look up a specific area of interest.
Overall, I highly recommend this book if you're just starting out with Qt and/or GUI programming in general.
Touch all the main aspects of QT (from beginning to advanced programming) in a good way.
The sequence of the chapters are adequate.
The examples in the book are clear and the code is self-explained, and It helps a lot to understand the main concepts explained in the book.
Definitively, It's a learner's book, not a reference's book.
A recommended book to learn QT programming.
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