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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Hello Qt, covers how to install and configure the Qt Framework and associated IDE, Qt Creator.

Chapter 2, Project Structure, showcases how to create a new multi-project solution that will be the foundation of our example application.

Chapter 3, User Interface, explores the user interface markup language QML and sketches out our UI's layout.

Chapter 4, Style, explains how to give our UI a modern look and feel with shared resources and reusable components.

Chapter 5, Data, discusses managing the most critical part of any LOB application—the data.

Chapter 6, Unit Testing, gets you started with integrating unit testing into our solution using Qt's testing framework—QtTest.

Chapter 7, Persistence, focuses on persisting our data to disk in a SQLite database.

Chapter 8, Web Requests, assists in using HTTP requests to pull data from a live RSS feed.

Chapter 9, Wrapping Up, dives into packaging and deploying our application.