Ramping up on Qt
I have the latest version of Qt. I have the book Application Development with Qt Creator. It was published Nov/2013. This leads me to believe that it was written against Qt 5 or higher.
When looking around for books on Qt, there does not seem to be very many that target 5 and above. This leads me to wonder, how much of a difference is there between 4 and 5?
Is going to be a challenge using Qt 5 and trying to learn from a book that dates back to Qt4?
What are the major differences between 4 and the 5x versions?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
bq. Is going to be a challenge using Qt 5 and trying to learn from a book that dates back to Qt4?
No. All of the major principles of Qt widgets applications continue to apply. There are some minor differences between the Qt4 you will get from a book and Qt5, but nothing that is not quickly straightened out.
The Qt4 book will not likely cover any Qt Quick/QML topics or the slightly different packaging of Qt5 (e.g. the widgets module separate from gui, and print support split off).
Take a look to "Transition_from_Qt_4.x_to_Qt5":http://qt-project.org/wiki/Transition_from_Qt_4.x_to_Qt5
this "link":http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/33079/ has some good ressources for Qt5.