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Learn Qt 5

By : Nicholas Sherriff
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Learn Qt 5

By: Nicholas Sherriff

Overview of this book

Qt is a mature and powerful framework for delivering sophisticated applications across a multitude of platforms. It has a rich history in the Linux world, is widely used in embedded devices, and has made great strides in the Mobile arena over the past few years. However, in the Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X worlds, the dominance of C#/.NET and Objective-C/Cocoa means that Qt is often overlooked. This book demonstrates the power and flexibility of the Qt framework for desktop application development and shows how you can write your application once and deploy it to multiple operating systems. Build a complete real-world line of business (LOB) solution from scratch, with distinct C++ library, QML user interface, and QtTest-driven unit-test projects. This is a suite of essential techniques that cover the core requirements for most LOB applications and will empower you to progress from a blank page to shipped application.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)


In case you have never come across JSON before, let’s have a quick crash course. It is a simple and lightweight way to express hierarchies of objects and their properties. It is a very popular choice when sending data in HTTP requests. It is similar to XML in intent but is much less verbose.

A JSON object is encapsulated in curly braces {}, while properties are denoted in the format key: value. Strings are delimited with double quotes "". We can represent a single client object as follows:

"reference": "CLIENT0001", "name": "Dale Cooper" }

Note that white space and control characters such as tab and newline are ignored—the indented properties are to simply make things more readable.

It's usually a good idea to strip extraneous characters out of JSON when transmitting over the network (for example...