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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 6. Introducing Qt Quick

Today, there are a lot of tools available for user interface development. In the past two chapters, you've seen a pretty typical approach taken by a platform vendor: provide robust APIs in a commonly known programming language (Qt with C++) to enable developers to create their products. This approach is not without its drawbacks. The cost of learning an entire new API set can be high for some, and even with an API as all-encompassing as Qt, there's still a lot of rote programming (think new and delete) you must do as you develop your application. Surely there's a better way.

To further streamline your development efforts—especially for new applications—Nokia provides Qt Quick, a declarative programming environment ...

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