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Introduction to CMake The best thing a build system can do, is to not get in the way

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The best thing a build system can do, is to 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.

 

CMake has strong support for building Qt applications, and will replace qmake as the build system for Qt in Qt6, so it’s more than a useful 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.

Our live training classes are Two-day sessions, with labs (see more below). Here, James Turner introduces the One-day online course he’s presenting in August:

Introduction to CMake – Course Contents

  • Build system overview; targets and dependencies
  • Building executables and libraries
  • CMake language and debugging
  • Platform-independence
  • Using and writing package finders
  • Code generators
  • Cross compilation

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Why learn CMake?

CMake is the de facto standard build system for new cross-platform C / C++ projects. It has broad functionality that covers many real world problems, enabling 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.

Course Information: Introduction to CMake

Target audience: C and C++ developers
Prerequisite: Experience with build systems
Duration: Two-day training course  (see below*)
Sign up: For scheduled training please check out course availability.

 

*Introduction to CMake – Online

This One-day online variant will teach you all the basics you need to start with CMake, but will leave out labs and some advanced topics that are covered in the two-day classroom training.

Forthcoming courses in:

FromDaysLocationCourseLanguagePrice Ex. VATStatusRegister
August 18th, 2020 4 Berlin, Germany Modern C++: C++11 / C++14 / C++17 English € 2000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
August 25th, 2020 3 Chicago, IL, USA Introduction to Qt/QML English $ 1425.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
August 25th, 2020 1 Online 10.00-16:00 CEST Introduction to CMake English € 700.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
September 1st, 2020 3 Berlin, Germany Introduction to Qt/QML English € 1250.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
October 6th, 2020 3 Lyon, France Programmation Qt QML Avancée French € 1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
October 6th, 2020 3 Berlin, Germany Qt Widgets for the Desktop English € 1250.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
October 27th, 2020 4 Lyon, France Formation C++11/C++14/C++17 French € 2000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
November 17th, 2020 3 Berlin, Germany Advanced QML English € 1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
Fully booked
November 17th, 2020 4 Chicago, IL, USA Modern C++: C++11 / C++14 / C++17 English $ 2275.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
November 17th, 2020 3 Lyon, France Introduction à Qt QML French € 1250.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
November 24th, 2020 3 Berlin, Germany Debugging and Profiling C++ applications on Linux English € 2000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
December 1st, 2020 3 Berlin, Germany Advanced QML English € 1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
December 8th, 2020 2 Berlin, Germany Introduction to CMake English € 1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
January 19th, 2021 3 Berlin, Germany Introduction to Qt/QML English € 1250.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
February 8th, 2021 4 Berlin, Germany Modern C++: C++11 / C++14 / C++17 English € 2000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
March 9th, 2021 3 Berlin, Germany Advanced QML English € 1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
April 20th, 2021 3 Berlin, Germany Debugging and Profiling Qt applications on Linux English € 2000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
August 31st, 2021 3 Berlin, Germany Introduction to Qt/QML English € 1250.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
September 28th, 2021 4 Berlin, Germany Modern C++: C++11 / C++14 / C++17 English € 2000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
November 30th, 2021 3 Berlin, Germany Advanced QML English € 1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable) Confirmed
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