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Mastering Cmake Book

Mastering CMake Book Review

CMake is a powerful and versatile tool for building, testing, and packaging software across different platforms and environments. It can handle complex projects with multiple dependencies and configurations, and automate the generation of native build systems such as Makefiles, Visual Studio, or Xcode. CMake is widely used in the open source community and by many commercial software vendors. But how can you master this tool and use it effectively for your own projects?

One of the best resources to learn CMake is the book Mastering CMake, written by Ken Martin and Bill Hoffman, the original authors and maintainers of CMake. This book covers everything you need to know about CMake, from the basics of how to install and run it, to the advanced topics of cross-compiling, packaging, testing, and IDE integration. The book also includes a series of guides and tutorials that provide hands-on examples of how to use CMake for various types of projects.


The book is divided into three parts: Part I introduces CMake and its language, Part II explains how to write CMakeLists files for different scenarios, and Part III covers the additional tools that come with CMake, such as CTest, CPack, and CDash. The book is written in a clear and concise style, with plenty of code snippets and screenshots to illustrate the concepts. The book also provides tips and best practices for writing maintainable and portable CMake code.

Mastering CMake is suitable for both beginners and experienced users of CMake. If you are new to CMake, you will find the book a comprehensive and practical guide that will help you get started quickly and confidently. If you are already familiar with CMake, you will find the book a valuable reference that will help you solve common problems and learn new features. The book is updated regularly to reflect the latest changes and improvements in CMake.

If you are looking for a book that will teach you how to use CMake effectively for your software development needs, Mastering CMake is the one you need. You can find the book online at [Mastering CMake], or order a printed copy from [Amazon]. You can also access the source code for the examples in the book from [Kitwares GitLab instance].


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