A book on Qt5?
Coming from Amazon, all the books on subject Qt are focused on Qt4 (some even on Qt3) – with the beta of Qt5 already available and the final release hopefully approaching, are there (plans for) any Qt5 books, focusing on the more recent features of Qt? Even thou Qt Quick is part of Qt4, its late arrival resulted in its total absence from books on Qt4.
Devtalks are somewhat informative but don’t come nowhere near the informational value of a good a thorough book.
Is Qt 5 beta version available ?
Please have a look at Qt 5 roadmap and release plan [qt-project.org]
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I don’t really think compiling existing QML tutorials in a “book” is of much use. The reason a QML development book is needed is because people need more in-depth information on the subject on top of the trivial information of how to use individual QML features. There are enough QML examples of how to use the language and how to get nice eye candy quickly and easily, what is needed is a QML development primer for developing more complex real life applications, the workflow it involves, separating large scale C++ logic from the QML GUI, extending the language and so on.
Actually I think Qt 5 is the super set of Qt 4. So most of the libraries are same as Qt 5 as Qt 4 and also what is new at Qt 5 has published at Qt website. So if you know C++ very well and read books prior to Qt 5 and if understand hole things then Qt library reference is enough for your professional development.
Yes you are right, the only Qt4 stuff that is missing from Qt5 is the Qt3 compatibility modules.
But still, there is plenty of material on C++, which is essentially Qt4. There are about 6-7 very good books on Qt with C++ and when it comes to C++ in depth, I have a whole bookshelf of amazing in-depth books, but the issue at hand is QtQuick2 development.
The main focus of Qt5 is QML, which is what the developer community needs. There are plenty of examples and there is the documentation on QML, but most of it is very basic, there are only 2 QML tutorials I can think of that go into some depth, but don’t cover much ground as well.
The documentation on QtQuick [qt-project.org] has actually improved a lot for Qt 5, providing loads of tutorials, examples and descriptions.
Is there anything particular you are missing?