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Application Development with Qt Creator - Second Edition by Ray Rischpater

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Chapter 4. Qt Foundations

Qt is a truly cross-platform framework for building applications. As such, it has a large number of core classes to manage data as well as wrappers around platform services such as threading, the filesystem, network I/O, and of course, graphics.

In this chapter, we discuss some of Qt's core classes that you will find especially handy while writing your applications. In this discussion, we will focus on the bits of Qt that are especially helpful when constructing the business logic for your application. We will begin with a discussion on a handful of useful data classes. After that, we will look at Qt's support for multithreading, a key tool in keeping applications feeling responsive. Next, we will look at file and HTTP ...

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