Another year, another book!

I’m pleased to announce that the second edition of my book Application Development with Qt Creator is now available from Packt!

This updates the first edition significantly, covering the latest and greatest changes in Qt Creator from Qt 5.x. In addition, I cover many of the fundamentals of software development using the Qt framework itself, including:

  • Drawing in Qt using both the widget and scene frameworks
  • Qt Quick
  • Multimedia programming
  • Sensors & location
  • Using Qt to develop software for mobile platforms like Android

If you’re interested in the best in cross-platform development frameworks for desktop and mobile platforms, Qt is where it’s at. With this book, hopefully I can help you speed your development effort along a little!

Providing images to Qt Quick with QQuickImageProvider…

I have been meaning to post this for a while, although no one’s asked me specifically about it.

A couple of years ago, while at Nokia, I wrote this post on QML and image providers for Qt 4.x.

While revising my latest book on Qt this fall, I learned that in Qt 5.x, the QDeclarativeImageProvider class is now the QQuickImageProvider class. The interface remains the same, so the guidance still stands — just replace one with the other.

If you want more details, stay tuned — my book should be out in the next couple of weeks, and I’ll post a link.