An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4
is a complete tutorial and reference that assumes no previous knowledge of C, C++, objects, or patterns. You'll walk through every core concept, one step at a time, learning through an extensive collection of Qt 4.1-tested examples and exercises.
By the time you're done, you'll be creating multithreaded GUI applications that access databases and manipulate XML files--applications that run on platforms including Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X. Best of all, you'll be writing code that's efficient, reusable, and elegant.
Learn objects fast: classes, inheritance, polymorphism, and more
Master powerful design patterns
Discover efficient high-level programming techniques using libraries, generics, and containers
Build graphical applications using Qt widgets, models, and views
Learn advanced techniques ranging from multithreading to reflective programming
Use Qt's built-in classes for accessing MySQL data
Includes a complete C++ language referenceDownload:
Using Trolltech's Qt you can build industrial-strength C++ applications that run natively on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and embedded Linux without source code changes. Now, two Trolltech insiders have written a start-to-finish guide to getting outstanding results with the latest version of Qt: Qt 4.3.
Packed with realistic examples and in-depth advice, this is the book Trolltech uses to teach Qt to its own new hires. Extensively revised and expanded, it reveals today's best Qt programming patterns for everything from implementing model/view architecture to using Qt 4.3's improved graphics support. You'll find proven solutions for virtually every GUI development task, as well as sophisticated techniques for providing database access, integrating XML, using subclassing, composition, and more. Whether you're new to Qt or upgrading from an older version, this book can help you accomplish everything that Qt 4.3 makes possible.Download:
As the standard for KDE desktop environment, Trolltech's Qt is a necessary basis for all programmers who want to develop cross-platform applications on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and FreeBSD. A multitude of popular applications have been written in Qt including Adobe Photoshop Elements, Google Earth, Perforce Visual Client, and Skype.
Foundations of Qt Development is based on Qt 4.2, and is aimed at C++ programmers who want to become proficient using this excellent toolkit to create graphical applications that can be ported to all major platforms. The book is focused on teaching you to write your own code in addition to using existing code. And common areas of confusion are identified, addressed, and answered. You'll learn everything you need to know to get up and running fast, including:
Widgets and layouts (including creating your own widgets!)
Dialog boxes and windows
The Interview Framework (models and views)
Drawing and printing
Internationalizing and localizing
Interacting with files, streams, and XML
Working with databases
Unit testing with Qt
Utilizing Qt as a Rapid Application Development tool
Building and using plug-ins
Utilizing timers and threadingDownload:
Cross-platform development is a kind of holy grail, and Trolltech's Qt toolkit may well be the most promising solution yet to this development challenge. Qt is widely used for the development of GUI applications as well as console tools and servers, and it's especially appealing to programmers who need to write cross-platform applications to run on Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows machines without having to rewrite for each platform.
The Book of Qt 4 offers an in-depth explanation of Qt 4 that goes beyond the common focus on C++ programming. Author Daniel Molkentin uses practical examples to explain features like the signal/slot concept and the event system, as he guides you through developing applications with and without Qt's graphical GUI builder, Qt Designer. And as a core KDE developer, Molkentin's head is full of real-world problems and solutions that he peppers liberally throughout The Book of Qt 4, making it a resource that you'll consult time and again.
You'll find coverage of:
Tools for creating dialogs
GUI design with the Qt Designer
Widget layout and dialog construction
Data visualization using Qt's model/view concept
The QtSql module and the graphics library Arthur
File handling, XML, processes, and network connections
Databases and threading
Event handling and using drag and drop
Internationalization and debugging
As well as lots of useful hints on how to use Qt's datatypes, containers, and algorithms and how to develop user-friendly applications. Download: