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Sams Teach Yourself GTK+ Programming in 21 Days
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1 24447 07-17-2006
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Description: Title.. "Sams Teach Yourself GTK+ Programming in 21 Days"

Step-by-step walkthrough making gui (graphical user interface) with the GTK+ widget tools. Every aspect of GTK+ programming is covered.

Author: Donna Martin
Pages: 936
Released: Feb. 18, 2000
Keywords: gtk+ widget toolkit sams gui color pixmap motif xt x
Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 0672318296

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Old 07-17-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Systematic and easy to follow introduction to the topic
Cons: Not covering GTK+ 2.0

I have bought this book for 2 years but never read it seriously until recently when I am working on a project at work. After finishing reading only the first few chapters and the on-line documentation within the first day, I can write a simple GUI programming that forms a foundation for the company's project.

One thing I find extremely useful is the coverage of GDK functions in the second section of the book which I cannot find in other books. The draw-back of this book is that it doesn't cover GTK+ 2.0. But again the on-line documentation can bridge the gap.

I also have the book "The Official GNOME 2 Developer's Guide" but I only use it rarely. I will rank the three resources, in terms of usefulness, in such a way:

1. Teach Yourself GTK+ Programming in 21 Days
2. GTK+ on-line documentation
3. The Official GNOME 2 Developer's Guide


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