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C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3 by Mark Summerfield, Jasmin Blanchette

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A Brief History of Qt

The Qt toolkit first became publicly available in May 1995. It was initially developed by Haavard Nord (Trolltech’s CEO) and Eirik Chambe-Eng (Trolltech’s president). Haavard and Eirik met each other at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, Norway, where they both graduated with master’s degrees in computer science.

Haavard’s interest in C++ GUI development began in 1988 when he was commissioned by a Swedish company to design and implement a C++ GUI toolkit. A couple of years later, in the summer of 1990, Haavard and Eirik were working together on a C++ database application for ultrasound images. The system needed to be able to run with a GUI on Unix, Macintosh, and Windows. One day that summer, Haavard and Eirik ...

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