Understanding of Qt Software for Programming Applications

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I have come across a few jobs requiring the applicants to have knowledge of Qt programming. I honestly do not know much about this qt programming so I would like someone with immense knowledge on the subject to tell me more about Qt and its numerous applications. Please provide some resources for me to get started.

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Understanding of Qt Software for Programming Applications


Qt is pronounced as “cute”. It is a cross-platform application framework widely used for application software development that can be operated on different hardware and software platforms with slight or no change in the primary codebase. It is currently being developed by both the Qt Project under open-source governance and The Qt Company, a company listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.

Its development involves individual developers and firms working for the advancement of Qt. Qt is generally used for developing or building application software with GUIs or graphical user interfaces as well as programs that doesn’t use GUI like command-line tools and consoles for servers. The Cutelyst web framework is one example of a program that doesn’t utilize a GUI.

Programs with GUI that were built with Qt can have a native-looking interface where in this case Qt is classified as a widget toolkit. Qt uses the standard C++ programming language with extensions including signals and slots that make handling of events simpler. It supports numerous compilers like the GCC C++ compiler as well as the Visual Studio suite.

Haavard Nord and Eirik Chambe-Eng are the original developers of Qt. Haavard Nord is the CEO while Eirik Chambe-Eng is the President of Trolltech.

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