View Poll Results: What qt4 book do you prefer?

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  • The Book of Qt 4: The Art of Building Qt Applications By Daniel Molkentin

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  • Foundations of Qt® Development By Johan Thelin

    0 0%
  • C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 By Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield

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    Default Choosing a qt4 book

    Hello,
    I want to buy a qt4 book, but I don't find any comparatives. What do you think is a good one?
    I'm thinking about those:


    So what do you think is a good one? Have I forgotten any book?

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    Default Re: Choosing a qt4 book

    Each of these books is quite different, so I don't think you can say that one of them is "better" than others - it highly depends on what you seek and what is your knowledge of Qt.

    And yes, there are more Qt4 books available.

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    I want to learn Qt4, I've started programming with it, and I want to know how does it work.

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    If you're a real newbie in Qt (but you know C++) then I'd suggest Johan's book. If you know a bit about Qt already, I'd suggest "C++ GUI Programming with Qt4" (though I think it covers only GUI topics, whereas Foundations... cover other Qt aspects as well). I don't know the third book, but it doesn't seem very complete, based on the "leaflet" available on TT site (and I don't know who the author is, so I can't say anything about his skills).

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    I just received Qt4 - The Art of Building Qt Applications. I need a few days to read it. I'll get back to you when I do. BTW. Daniel Molkentin has been a core developer of KDE and co-author of Kontact.

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    Ok, thank you, i just want a book to understand as best as i can the Qt toolkit. So I won't have to ask very basic questions and I could understand better the Qt documentation.
    BTW, What are the other Qt books?

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    At least An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4 (Bruce Perens' Open Source Series) by Alan Ezust and Paul Ezust

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    I have not read any Qt book. I am using only Qt Assistance to learn Qt and this forum to solve my problems.
    Thanks to modulator of this forum.

    anyone having e-book of The Book of Qt 4: The Art of Building Qt Applications By Daniel Molkentin?

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    See three posts above

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    J-P Nurmi

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    I consider these two books essential (albeit for different reasons): 'C++ GUI Programming With Qt 4' and 'An Introduction To Design Patterns In C++ With Qt4'.

    1st book ...

    It covers the Qt API well enough to get started. The examples are well organized by chapter/topic and effectively reinforce topics as you proceed. The book is very easily read ... not too much fluff. The book is also structure in such a way that one can pursue many of the topics out of order.

    The biggest negative is that the book covers a few topics too lightly. Again, it's a great introduction.

    2nd book ...

    It goes into detail not covered in 1st book. I especially appreciated chapter 15 ... as I've recently been dealing with meta-objects and properties and would have found it very useful. Also of special import, chapter 17 presents a complete MVC example.

    There are many chapters that should have been covered more lightly ... especially chapters 1-8 and chapters 19-24. Those topics are covered in sufficient detail in other texts. However, after speaking with the author, he indicated that he was contracted to write a university text book requiring an introduction/reference for C++.

    The biggest negative is that the examples in the book are not structured by chapter/topic. It's a bit cumbersome to cherry-pick a topic and to have it easily reinforced by example.

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    I haven't read the book 'Foundations of Qt Development' yet. However, I do remember the tutorials the author wrote sometime back ... called the 'Independent Qt Tutorial'. I found them very useful at the time as I was coming up to speed on Qt. I'll likely buy this book as well.

    I don't have a reference for the book 'The Book of Qt 4: The Art of Building Qt Applications'. I hope to see reviews here or on Amazon sometime soon.

    I am glad to see all the resources that are becoming available. That's a good sign the community is growing.
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    Default Re: Choosing a qt4 book

    I own a copy of C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 and I am very pleased with the book. I have had no other introduction to Qt other than this book and the help of the members of this board when I have questions (#Qt on irc.freenode.net is good too). The book assumes you are familiar with C++. I am far from even an intermediate level and I find the book easy to follow. A broad portion of topics are covered in the text, although I wish there were more examples with more detail in parts, but the book is only ~450 pages. Overall, this book is very good. When I am writing the programs I am now working on this book and the Qt docs are both open. I would like to find another Qt book that is more of a reference. The Qt docs are very good but as a beginner I feel lost when trying to follow them sometimes.

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    Default Re: Choosing a qt4 book

    There is a review of Foundations of Qt Development on KDE Dot News.

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