Qt 4 for Beginners
Minimum price
Suggested price

Qt 4 for Beginners

English Edition

About the Book

Throughout this book is an Image Down Sizer program that is more completed than a Hello World example. It is, of course, an image processing application. You will learn how to make such a program from scratch. As a mentor for beginners, I will divide the implementation into many paragraphs and steps with a lot of description and explanations.

Qt 4 Not Die

It is already the Qt 5 era. Why such a Qt 4 book is still worth for reading? I think there are two reasons:

  • Must maintain old Qt 4 projects
  • Not yet upgrade to Qt 5 Enterprise License

As a result, Qt 4 does not die, it just fade away.

At Meet Qt in Taipei Seminar, held on 12 March 2014, the speaker Xia Chunmeng from Digia Beijing asked the audience and found out that:

  • Only one-third of the 70 people start using QML
  • Half of the 70 people are still working on Qt 4

I am certainly working hard to revise my book to migrate it to the successor edition Qt 5 for Beginners. I will offer my readers a coupon code to buy the new book at a discount so it is still time to buy the book now.

Buy Now

Welcome to buy this book! If you like this book, you can repeatly buy it or overpay for it to support me. 

Group Discount

For groups of over than 3 members that are willing to organize a study group to learn Qt, I offer a coupon code at a discount. Please feel free to find my email address in the About the Author of the sample chapters.

Student Discount

For students who are willing to learn Qt, I offer a coupon code at a discount. Please feel free to find my email address in the About the Author of the sample chapters.

Reader Services

  • Welcome to join the reader's discussion group Qt for Beginners on Facebook
  • Welcome to feedback, thanks! Please feel free to fill the online form

This book is a translation into English of Qt 4 初學者手冊 which was originally written in Chinese (Simplified).

About the Author


I am Jia-Sin Chen, a Pisces born in 1980 in Taiwan. I often use ID jarsing in the internet and call myself J Boss when blogging. I am familiar with programming and fond of writing and translating. I have being publishing over than 200 articles on print media and translating 16 computer books, including Microsoft Visual C++ .NET Step by Step (Microsoft Press), Hacking and Securing iOS Applications (O'Reilly) and Programming Android (O'Reilly).

From 2006 to 2011, my work was deeply related to Qt. The platforms I worked included Linux Desktop, Embedded Linux and Windows Desktop. In addition to develop my own programs to help myself in daily life, I also made some UI in products like a VoIP phone and a TV set-top box plus some auto test tools for network devices. Oh, yes, I wrote and published six articles on a computer magazine during that time. As an experienced Qt programmer, I saw it changed its owner from Trolltech to Nokia and finally to current Digia. It is interesting that these three companies are all based North Europe.

Table of Contents

  • Change Log
  • About the Author
    • ChiBuApp
    • Special Thanks
  • About the Book
    • Qt 4 Not Die
    • Buy Now
    • Group Discount
    • Student Discount
  • Preface
    • Organization
    • Reader Services
    • Facebook
    • Reader’s Group

The Leanpub 60-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $12 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub