CHAPTER 2Rapid Application DevelopmentUsing Qt

Although Qt started as a tool for developing cross-platform applications with graphical user interfaces, the toolkit has expanded into a tool useful for building all types of software—command-line applications, embedded software, and graphical user interfaces for heavy workstation applications.

The historical roots show as Qt makes it really easy to create a graphical user interface and build an application around it. This chapter goes from the original idea all the way to a working application in a few easy steps.

The Sketch

When developing software, it is always good to have a plan—a sketch that shows what it is that you are trying to achieve. The goal of this chapter is a very simple phone book ...

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