Programming with Qt, 2nd Edition
Writing Portable GUI applications on Unix and Win32
By Matthias Kalle Dalheimer
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2002
Pages: 522

The popular open source KDE desktop environment for Unix was built with Qt, a C++ class library for writing GUI applications that run on Unix, Linux, Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT platforms. Qt emulates the look and feel of Motif, but is much easier to use. Best of all, after you have written an application with Qt, all you have to do is recompile it to have a version that works on Windows. Qt also emulates the look and feel of Windows, so your users get native-looking interfaces.Platform independence is not the only benefit. Qt is flexible and highly optimized. You'll find that you need to write very little, if any, platform-dependent code because Qt already has what you need. And Qt is free for open source and Linux development.Although programming with Qt is straightforward and feels natural once you get the hang of it, the learning curve can be steep. Qt comes with excellent reference documentation, but beginners often find the included tutorial is not enough to really get started with Qt. That's whereProgramming with Qt steps in. You'll learn how to program in Qt as the book guides you through the steps of writing a simple paint application. Exercises with fully worked out answers help you deepen your understanding of the topics. The book presents all of the GUI elements in Qt, along with advice about when and how to use them, so you can make full use of the toolkit. For seasoned Qt programmers, there's also lots of information on advanced 2D transformations, drag-and-drop, writing custom image file filters, networking with the new Qt Network Extension, XML processing, Unicode handling, and more.Programming with Qt helps you get the most out of this powerful, easy-to-use, cross-platform toolkit. It's been completely updated for Qt Version 3.0 and includes entirely new information on rich text, Unicode/double byte characters, internationalization, and network programming.

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Programming with QT - a must have.

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This book provides an excellent top down view of Qt's class library. Most of the chapters touch on the fundamentals of different classes. The book provides plenty of information that one can become comfortable with the facilities Qt has to offer. After revisiting this book, I firmly believe that it provides excellent material for new Qt developers as well as seasoned ones.

With Qt's risen popularity and importance as a rich cross-platform application development framework, this book is a must have!

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This book provided an excellent top down view of Qt's class library. Most of the chapters touch on the fundamentals of different classes. It would have been nice to see more details or expansion on each area. The book provides enough information, that one can become comfortable with the facilities Qt has to offer. However, it stops there. You enter this book as a beginner and leave it the same way.

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Programming with Qt, 2nd Edition Review

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'Programming with Qt' is the best book on the market relating to Qt. I read this book from cover to cover and it gave me all the information I needed to get up and running in no time. Since reading this book, I'm nearing completion of an MSN Messenger clone which will run on all popular platforms. I also keep a copy of this book by my desk at work and use it on a daily basis.

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Programming with Qt, 2nd Edition Review

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I bought the first edition of this book the day I saw it in the bookstore. I found it to be lucid and sensibly organized. Replete with useful examples, it quickly became one of the most thumbed-through books in my frighteningly-large ORA collection.

The second edition is a worthy successor. All the things I liked about the first edition remain in the second; the meat of the changes merely update the content for the events in Qt's life over the last 3 years. Kalle and all the folks behind the scenes did an outstanding job with the update.

(Shame about the white spine, but that's the new O'Reilly way...sigh.)

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ive read oreilly's perl and php and a c book from another author. im surprised they didnt go for gtk+ or something instead. great book(as all oreilly books), but i'd prefer a gtk+ book so i can write gnome apps. i hope o reilly comes out with one and if so i cant wait. good gtk+ books are rare.

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