I was reading this thread and "andreiamenta" caught my attention.
Two years ago, i started teaching C++/Qt in this School in Portugal: "Your text to link here...(ESDAS)":http://www.es-afonsosanches.pt
How did i find Qt?
I was looking for:
a project that has a quality and is adequate for teaching
Naturally i found Qt and started my research.
Very quickly i realized that C++ and Qt, along with some other important tools, were a very good solution for teaching OOP and creating applications with nice GUI.
This combination could be used from very simple, to complex programming, requiring only an adjustment to the students level and the goals defined for each subject int the curriculum.
The IDE was the only obstacle, but Qt Creator emerged and and is improving day after day.
This story could have an happy end like -” ... and they lived happily ever after.”, but then found the main obstacle.
I am not referring to the students, because they adapt easily to new situations. Teacher were, and still are, the problem.
There seems to be some kind of addiction to things like: Windows, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, and other visual blá, blá, blá.
And worse! People use this not because it's better. Not because it is more adequate for the task. Not because its a solution with a future.
They use it because is was always like this, and changing is not the easy path.
I'm not saying that Qt is here to save the World, or that everyone should use it.
I simply consider it a very good tool for teaching.
Congratulations for all the work started and yet to come.
“Long live Qt”