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Beginning Nokia Apps Development: QT and HTML5 for Symbian and MeeGo by Daniel Zucker, Ray Rischpater

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Chapter 4. Beginning Qt Development

As we write this chapter, Qt is about to enter its second decade as a cross-platform toolkit for software development. Given that Qt is used in applications from Autodesk Maya to the VLC Media Player, in applications both proprietary and open, Nokia's choice to provide it on Nokia smartphones and mobile computers is well justified. With support for graphics, multimedia, multithreading, and platform services such as network and file system access, along with a port of WebKit for application development, Qt offers a robust collection of APIs and elegant programming metaphor on top of C++.

In this chapter, we give you a whirlwind tour of Qt. While an introduction to Qt can fill an entire book (and does; see, for ...

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