Qt (pronounced officially as cute (/kyut/) though commonly pronounced as Q.T. (/ˈkyu ti/)) is a cross-platform application development framework widely used for the development of GUI programs (where it functions like a cross-platform widget toolkit), and also used for developing non-GUI programs such as console tools and servers. wikipedia
Qt was created by Trolltech, and is currently developed and maintained by Digia.
The latest official release is 5.4.1. The major version indicates API and binary compatibility.
There is extensive official documentation (all classes) available on Qt's website, in addition to tutorials and examples. You will often see these tutorials and examples referenced in the questions and answers on this site. Qt also provides an integrated development environment named Qt Creator. Though it mainly aims at creating Qt applications, it can be used to create regular C++ applications.
You will often see questions tagged specifically as qt3, qt4, or qt5 to indicate that the question is related to Qt 3.x, 4.x, or 5.x respectively. Qt 3.x is no longer supported and Qt 5.x has been released a while ago, so the default when version information is lacking is to assume version 5.x of the API.
Qt is a cross-platform application development framework, but
QT (QuickTime) - is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc.
Qt is available under four different licenses:
- GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.0
- GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1
- GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 3.0
- Qt Commercial License (which comes in three versions with different features and prices: "Indie Mobile", "Professional" and "Enterprise")
Pluralsight has a series of three courses on Qt:
Pluralsight is a subscription based but if you're only interested in Qt you can send the author @todgentille a private tweet and request a week long VIP pass. You'll get unlimited access to the higher subscription level for a week that allows viewing online and offline and you can download the course materials.
Qt introductory books:
Integrated learning of Qt and C++:
Concepts of UI design:
- The Design of Everyday Things
- GUI Design Handbook
- Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
- Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines
- The Microsoft Windows User Experience
- The Icon Book
Please check out the official Qt documentation for more details of recommended books about Qt programming.
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