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CLion 2018.2 released: clangd, new project models, sanitizers, and more–JetBrains

CLion is becoming a more mature C/C++ IDE with the new release!

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CLion 2018.2 released: clangd, Gradle and compilation database projects, Google Sanitizers, and database support

by Anastasia Kazakova

From the article:

In this release, we’ve done our best to deliver some very important new capabilities for both groups - our current customers and those still waiting for some critical functionality to be added before they adopt CLion. On the one hand, CLion comes with an experimental complementary clangd-base language engine and a set of important performance improvements. On the other, it introduces support for several new project models (like Gradle C++ and compilation database format), which may open the door to a public project model API in the future.

Database tools and SQL support join CLion 2018.2 as a bundled plugin, which adds DataGrip’s functionality to the IDE. This release also introduces support for Google Sanitizers.

C++/CLI support comes to ReSharper C++

Two big worlds of C++ and C# are bridged by the interop language, C++/CLI, and now it's supported in ReSharper C++, a Visual Studio extension from JetBrains.

C++/CLI support comes to ReSharper C++

by Phil Nash

From the article:

While C# is a highly productive language, and is no slouch when it comes to performance, there are many reasons that we may also have a parts of our project written in pure C++. C++/CLI is an answer to the question, “how do I get to, or from, my pure C++ from C# (or any .NET language)?”. If you just need to call into C++, and it exposes a C API, P/Invoke may be the simplest way to go. But for more complex cases – where you want to model richer types and class hierarchies – C++/CLI let’s you do that.

PVS-Studio as SAST solution

PVS-Studio is a static application security testing tool (SAST). In other words, the PVS-Studio analyzer detects not only typos, dead code and other errors, but also security weaknesses (potential vulnerabilities).

PVS-Studio as SAST solution

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

Until recently, in our articles we have positioned PVS-Studio as a tool for detecting errors in code. While we almost never regarded PVS-Studio in a security context. We will try to remedy this situation and take a look at the tool in terms of testing of security applications and DevSecOps practices.

For the convenience of specialists who will use PVS-Studio as a SAST tool, the analyzer provides mappings for its warnings to Common Weakness Enumeration, SEI CERT Coding Standards, and also supports MISRA standard (currently in development).

ZAPCC compiler is now available under Open Source—Ceemple

The company Ceemple just released their C++ compiler under Open Source license.

Zapcc compiler open source now available

by Ceemple

About the compiler:

Zapcc is a newer C++ compiler that goes for

  • Faster Builds: Significant compilation speedups for heavy templated C++ headers such as ScyllaDB, Webkit, LLVM
  • Clang/LLVM Based: Zapcc is based on clang and frequently updated from the latest svn
  • Full Linux Support: Zapcc currently supports Linux x64, Windows x64 support with mingw-w64 is experimental 
  • Drop-in Replacement: Zapcc is a drop-in replacement for clang and gcc, and supports all build system

PVS-Studio 6.24 released

A new release of the PVS-Studio static code analyzer became available to download. This tool is designed to detect errors and potential vulnerabilities in the source code of programs, written in C, C++, and C#.

PVS-Studio 6.24 released

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

Support for Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, ARM compiler was added under Windows\Linux. 8 new diagnostics were introduced to detect errors in C and C++ code. In addition to the development of new diagnostics, we continue improving Data-Flow analysis that enables old diagnostics find more bugs. Thanks to these improvements, the analyzer finds more interesting errors, like the one we described in the article "February 31". Download and try PVS-Studio.

The first 5 companies have joined the employer listing at Meeting C++!

Since this year, Meeting C++ offers companies the option to be listed as a C++ employer:

The first 5 companies have joined the employer listing!

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Happy to report that now 5 companies are listed in the employer listing in the Meeting C++ job section!

These are:

    Rieke Computersysteme

IO2D demo: Maps—Michael Kazakov

Rendering maps.

IO2D demo: Maps

by Michael Kazakov

From the article:

This blog post describes another IO2D demo I wrote as a showcase of the library’s capabilities. The demo is a simple yet working GIS renderer. The OpenStreetMap service is used as a raw data provider, allowing for the visualization of any reasonably sized rectangular region. The demo supports querying OSM servers directly or loading existing data files. The entire source code of the sample is less than 800 lines of code, of which 250 lines deal with the rendering itself and another 360 lines handle the data model.

What’s New in ReSharper C++ 2018.1

ReSharper C++ 2018.1 comes with two new important features: Debug Step Filters and Includes Analyzer.

ReSharper C++ 2018.1 highlights

by Igor Akhmetov

From the article:

This release comes with two new important features. First, Debug Step Filters lets you avoid stepping into specific functions during debugging. Second, Includes Analyzer helps investigate the dependencies between header files that affect build times.