Review of Qt Application Framework by Softigation
The Qt Framework is the most powerful solution to write and compile programs in C++ and deploy these programs to multiple operating systems like Windows, Macintosh, Linux (Including all Unix systems) and even mobile devices.
Qt has been designed with the concept, write your programs once and compile them for different platforms.
The Qt Framework also provides easy to use C++ GUI libraries which makes programming in C++ more fun and easy, it hast an Qt Designer in which you can simply drag & drop GUIs elements into your program and give them functionality. The source code generated by Qt is easy to understand, very well structured and short. Qt is able to make complex Graphical Users Interfaces. the Qt Compiler & Debugger are easy to use and understand.
Qt is the better choice over Frameworks like Visual C++ Visual Basic or C# as it is not restricted to Windows platforms, it also overcomes Java, because users does not need any Java Virtual Machine installed on theirs computers. It is much more powerful than wxWidgets if it is about the optic of the program. Programs written using Qt are more stable than programs written using GTK+ (GTKMM) and GNOME.
Qt programs are stable and light. The most used dynamic libraries are QtCore4.dll and QtGui4.dll which are 2.41 MB and 9,35 MB respectively.
Programs run without any flickering even rendering complex animation. It is even suitable for game development.
Features of Qt Application Framework
Qt Creator provides a QT Designer.
Easy to deal with resource files of all types (GIFs, JPEGs, PNGs, XMLs).
Supports databases like ODBC, MySQL, PSQL, SQLite, ibase, Oracle, Sybase, DB2.
Supports Networking (HTTP, FTP, DNS & asynchronous HTTP 1.1)
Supports 2D graphics canvas OpenGL & OpenGL ES. It supports OpenVG on Symbian platforms.
It is easy to embed web content into your native applications
Makes easy to read and write XML Documents, Implements SAX and DOM APIs, XSLT, XQuery & XPath and Validation against XML Schemas
A lot of Examples with source code on the Internet and good documentation.
Compiler & Debugger are easy to use and understand
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Programs or Software similar to Qt Application Framework
Since Qt is a complex Developer Environment there are not so many alternatives, but very good similar IDE’s are Aptana Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse and NetBeans from former Sun Microsystems acquired by Oracle. Aptana Studio and NetBeans are cross-platform i.e they run on Windows, MacOS and Linux whereas Microsoft Visual Studio is running only on Windows.
Available Languages for Qt Application Framework
Qt Framework is available in several languages however the programming language classes are as always in English. The Graphical User Interface can be changed by setting the environment variables.
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- Qt Visual Studio Add-in
- Eclipse Plug-in
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