Learning about developing apps for mobile
Hello all. I am new to Qt. I coming from a VB background and I have been looking around Qt. That Qt enables one to write applications for multiple platforms is very exciting for me. I am particularly interested in developing apps for mobile devices. My problem is, where do I start? From what I have fathomed, a fair amount of C++ knowledge is required, which I don’t have! I would appreciate some pointing in the right direction.
Before trying to learn Qt you should learn C++. When you know atleast basics of C++ then learning Qt is easy. There is lots of good C++ books and online tutorials.
Once you know C++ you can start learning Qt. There is a free e-book version of "C++ GUI Programming with Qt4, first edition" made by Jasmin Blanchette and Nark Summerfield. That book was released in 2006. You can legally download that e-book as a pdf file from here:
Second edition of that book was released in 2009 and it's available as a paper book if you want to buy it. I have that second edition and it's nice book.
There is also lots of examples, tutorials and documentation in the Forum Nokia web pages. In the Forum Nokia wiki there is whole section for Qt articles containibng lots of example code.
And ofcource you should not forget the official Qt documentation :)
Was hoping there was a way round learning C++ but alas! Thanks Mika
I think you should understand overall design concepts behind such framework ( also methaprogramming, patterns ) of for what you need framework,
how the things "settle" on your hardware, platform, what you can do with Qt and what you can't, how it interact with hw and with os. Rapid application development techniques should be considered also.