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C++ Development Environment

Trolling through some forums today, I found some great resources for C++, so I expanded on it and inserted some annotations.

Categories are Integrated Development Environment (IDE), UML Interface, Team Collaboration, Coding Standards, Bug Tracking, Version Control, Unit Test Library, and Performance Testing. A bracket sits next to the resource which contains a W for Windows support, L for Linux, and M for Mac. A $ indicates that a standard version of the software will require a purchased license.



Team Collaboration:

  • Skype [WLM]

  • Zoho [WLM]

  • Sharepoint [W$]

  • SourceForge [WLM]

Coding Standards (Platform Agnostic):

  • The Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter C++ coding standards (

  • The MISRA C++ coding standards [$] (

Bug Tracking:

Version Control:

  • mercurial

  • subversion

  • mercurial

  • git

  • cvs

Version Control Gui:

Unit Test Library:

Performance Testing:

  • oprofile [L]

  • gprof [L]

  • valgrind [L]


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