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12-29-2012 01:37 PM
I know this might seem like a redundant/already-discussed subject, but I've been struggling to find some inspirational opinion.
I've mainly a background in objective-c (not as a job nor as a CE/CS graduate) because I'm currently developing my 1st iOS app. Of course with objective-c come C and a very basic knowledge in C++.
I have no web development background.
And I have a dev alpha device waiting to be exploited (hacked or messed with or whatever) never mind...
What do you think I should target? Cascades? Native? Or dig in the WebWorks thingie?
Thanking you in advance and an un-belated happy new year.
12-30-2012 02:45 PM
If you're going to develop applications, I suggest starting with Cascades as you already have C background. It's based on Qt, so you'll have to learn Qt basics, but the learning curve is not too step.
12-30-2012 02:57 PM
12-30-2012 03:11 PM
I also have iOS background.
Qt documentation is of very high quality, but I think it's better to start by reading a book. For example "C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4", it's available for free.
You'll need only the basic stuff: object lifetime management, signals and slots, strings, containers etc.
After this check Cascades samples and documentation. Cascades have it's own set of widgets and the layout management is different, but you can use database, networking and other non-GUI Qt libraries in Cascades apps.