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First look: Qt 5 makes JavaScript a first-class citizen for app development

Apr 10, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The update to Qt 5 will bring many significant technical and philosophical changes to the toolkit. The developers aim to transition the focus of Qt away from the traditional widget system (based on QWidget C++ classes) in favor of Qt Quick, a declarative scripting framework for building rich interfaces. This change will gradually shift Qt application developers away from the toolkit's C++ roots.

Qt Quick allows developers to construct distinctive interfaces with arbitrary graphical assets, fluid animations, advanced touchscreen support, and greater interactivity. Qt Quick was first introduced in Qt 4.7 as a foundation for building better mobile experiences.

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