Modern CMake for C++: Discover a better approach to building, testing, and packaging your software (Paperback)

Rafal Swidzinski

  • 出版商: Packt Publishing
  • 出版日期: 2022-02-28
  • 售價: $1,540
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,463
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 460
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1801070059
  • ISBN-13: 9781801070058
  • 相關分類: C++ 程式語言CMake
  • 立即出貨 (庫存 < 4)



Key Features

  • Understand and automate compilation and linking with CMake
  • Manage internal and external dependencies easily
  • Add quality checks and tests as an inherent step for your builds

Book Description

Creating top-notch software is an extremely difficult undertaking. Developers researching the subject have difficulty determining which advice is up to date and which approaches have already been replaced by easier, better practices. At the same time, most online resources offer limited explanation, while also lacking the proper context and structure.

This book offers a simpler, more comprehensive, experience as it treats the subject of building C++ solutions holistically. Modern CMake for C++ is an end-to-end guide to the automatization of complex tasks, including building, testing, and packaging. You'll not only learn how to use the CMake language in CMake projects, but also discover what makes them maintainable, elegant, and clean. The book also focuses on the structure of source directories, building targets, and packages. As you progress, you'll learn how to compile and link executables and libraries, how those processes work, and how to optimize builds in CMake for the best results. You'll understand how to use external dependencies in your project – third-party libraries, testing frameworks, program analysis tools, and documentation generators. Finally, you'll get to grips with exporting, installing, and packaging for internal and external purposes.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to use CMake confidently on a professional level.

What you will learn

  • Understand best practices for building C++ code
  • Gain practical knowledge of the CMake language by focusing on the most useful aspects
  • Use cutting-edge tooling to guarantee code quality with the help of tests and static and dynamic analysis
  • Discover how to manage, discover, download, and link dependencies with CMake
  • Build solutions that can be reused and maintained in the long term
  • Understand how to optimize build artifacts and the build process itself

Who this book is for

The book is for build engineers and software developers with knowledge of C/C++ programming who are looking to learn CMake to automate the process of building small and large software solutions. If you are someone who's just getting started with CMake, a long-time GNU Make user, or simply looking to brush up on the latest best practices, this book is for you.


Rafał Świdziński works as a staff engineer at Google. With over 10 years of professional experience as a full stack developer, he has been able to experiment with a vast multitude of programming languages and technologies. During this time, he has been building software under his own company and for corporations including Cisco Meraki, Amazon, and Ericsson. Originally from Łódź, Poland, he now lives in London, UK, from where he runs a YouTube channel, "Smok," discussing topics related to software development. He tackles technical problems, including real-life and work-related challenges encountered by many people in the field. Throughout his work, he explains the technical concepts in detail and demystifies the art and science behind the role of software engineer. His primary focus is on high-quality code and the craftsmanship of programming.


Table of Contents

  1. First Steps with CMake
  2. The CMake Language
  3. Setting Up Your First CMake Project
  4. Working with Targets
  5. Compiling C++ Sources with CMake
  6. Linking with CMake
  7. Managing Dependencies with CMake
  8. Testing Frameworks
  9. Program Analysis Tools
  10. Generating Documentation
  11. Installing and Packaging
  12. Creating Your Professional Project
  13. Appendix Miscellaneous Commands