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LinuxPR: Trolltech's 'Qt University' Makes the Dean's List

Apr 03, 2001, 22:31 (2 Talkback[s])


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"In response to growing interest worldwide, Trolltech is expanding its "Qt University" education program. Qt is Trolltech's flagship product -- a fully object-oriented, C++ GUI application framework that has everything the software developer needs to quickly and easily create and maintain professional-looking GUI applications. Many computer science departments are already taking advantage of the well- known open source version of Qt for Unix. Through Trolltech's Education Program, those who wish to teach Qt in a Windows-based environment can receive a free site license for Qt/Windows. This opportunity removes a significant cost burden from today's cash-strapped universities. Computer science educators are also finding that Qt's cross-platform applicability is extremely useful for preparing students for a job market that is sure to consist of many different platforms."

"Qt has already been selected as a teaching tool by more than one hundred university computer science departments in over 25 different countries," said Haavard Nord, CEO of Trolltech. "We have received some very positive feedback on how Qt is being incorporated into both graduate and undergraduate coursework, in support of both Unix- and Windows-based applications. Of course it's gratifying to see Qt being taught in big institutions like Stanford and the University of Tokyo, but we've also had correspondence from as far afield as the Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Society - a group that is currently developing a Tibetan text viewer. It's extremely rewarding for us to support this universal educational process, and we want to expand our outreach to any college or university that is interested in using Qt for teaching or research."

"Qt has been on the market since 1995, and has been used by leading companies such as HP, IBM, Intel, Siemens and Ericsson. Widely used on Linux, Qt is the basis for the popular KDE desktop environment included in every Linux distribution. Qt's superior online documentation is heavily cross-referenced and available in various formats, accessible from Trolltech's website. Online tutorials are also available to explain Qt programming step by step."

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