“The best thing a build system can do is not get in the way”.
CMake is the de facto standard build system for C and C++ outside of frameworks that require their own. It has earned this place by supporting the situations and special cases that arise in real projects.
Support for CMake within Qt is being significantly improved and there are longer term plans to switch to CMake for building Qt itself. It’s currently a good alternative if you hit limitations in qmake.
This course will teach the basics of creating and building projects with CMake. In recent years, CMake has introduced some cleaner and more precise constructs. The course will focus on the new constructs where possible.
Why learn CMake?
CMake has broad functionality that covers many real world problems. Learning CMake enables you to solve advanced build requirements. This includes cross-platform builds, feature detection based on platform or available libraries, built- time configurable feature switches and custom build steps. CMake is increasingly widely adopted across the industry.
Target Audience: C and C++ Developers who are interested in how to build their code
Prerequisite: Experience with build systems
Trainer: Kevin Funk
Kevin has actively developed with Qt/C++ since 2006 and has a special interest in tooling and profiling. He’s an active contributor to KDAB’s GammaRay analyzer (a high-level Qt application debugger) and has a strong emphasis on state machine tooling. He is co-maintainer of the KDevelop IDE, a powerful C/C++ development environment backed by Clang, and is pushing for cross-platform success inside KDE. Kevin holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science