PVS-Studio 6.16 released

PVS-Studio is a static code analyzer that detects errors and potential vulnerabilities in the source code of programs written in C/C++/C#. Version 6.16 has obtained 11 new general analysis diagnostics.

PVS-Studio 6.16 released

by Andrey Karpov

About the release:

In a sense, this is a milestone for us. The thing is that we cannot add more numbers of general analysis warnings, otherwise they will concur with the numbers of micro-optimization diagnostics. It seemed to us that the list of 300 diagnostics was endless, but now it is over and we got to the point of 800, where we have micro-optimization diagnostics. In the next release we plan to resume numbering the general-analysis warnings with V1000. Download and enjoy the new version of PVS-Studio now by clicking here.

P.S. How to use PVS-Studio for Free.

Using QtCreator together with the Visual Studio Build Tools

A first posting about working with Qt and Visual C++ in QtCreator

Using QtCreator together with the Visual Studio Build Tools

by Jens Weller

From the article:

For a while I've been using QtCreator as my IDE, mostly because its deep integration with Qt, as most of my projects are Qt related. With this, I also preferred (and still do a little) to use the MinGW builds of Qt on Windows. In the past, as GCC was a little bit better with the newer standards, today, well, never change a running system...

New version of CLion, a cross-platform C and C++ IDE, is released

Summer brings the new release of CLion, a cross-platform C/C++ IDE from JetBrains.

Welcome CLion 1.1 with improved C++ parser, LLDB on OS X, and code style settings

by Anastasia Kazakova

From the post, there are the new features and improvements on board:

  • Massive C++ parser overhaul to handle tricky modern C++ cases.
  • LLDB integration for OS X users.
  • Predefined code styles (like for example Google, Qt, GNU, Stroustrup).
  • New code styles settings for CMake
  • And more

Find a demo from Dmitri Nesteruk at the end of the post.

10 tips to be productive in CLion, cross-platform C/C++ IDE—Anastasia Kazakova

An article on how to improve your productivity when using CLion IDE.

10 tips to be productive in CLion

by Anastasia Kazakova

From the article:

Judging from my own experience as a developer, many C/C++ developers dismiss the idea that an IDE can make them more productive. Because what could be better than the simple and quick Vim or Emacs? Well, let me show you. These 10 CLion tips can take you to a new level of productivity, by letting you focus on the important and complicated tasks while the IDE handles routine jobs for you.

From Smart Code Completion to Inline Variables View...

ccache 3.2 released

Version 3.2 of ccache was recently released. It can help you be more productive as "It speeds up recompilation by caching previous compilations and detecting when the same compilation is being done again" (from the official page). The new version that has been released is a feature version which means lots of goodies and new features.

ccache 3.2 released

From the announcement:

  • Added support for configuring ccache via one or several configuration files instead of via environment variables. Environment variables still have priority but are no longer the recommended way of customizing ccache behavior. See the manual for more information.
  • Added support for compiler error/warning messages with color.
  • Made creation of temporary directories and cache directories smarter to avoid unnecessary stat calls.
  • Improved efficiency of the algorithm that scans for __DATE__ and __TIME__ tokens in the hashed source code.
  • Added support for several binaries (separated by space) in CCACHE_PREFIX.
  • The -c option is no longer passed to the preprocessor. This fixes problems with clang and Solaris’s C++ compiler.
  • ccache no longer passes preprocessor options like -D and -I to the compiler when compiling preprocessed output. This fixes warnings emitted by clang.

And much more ...