Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers
is a full-featured development environment especially designed for developers who need to create rich-client applications. Although
’s base programming language is
, thanks to its embedded plugins, you can switch the perspective and work with C++, C,
, Ruby, PHP or Perl.
The program stores all your projects and settings in a folder called ‘workspace’ so when you launch the application for the first time, you need to specify the location that you want to use for the current session. In case you want to change the workspace, you can navigate to the File menu and access the proper option.
Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers includes several utilities such as Eclipse EGit, Mylyn Task List, Remote System Explorer and C/C++ Development Tools that help you to build your own C/C++ applications.
In order to start, the New option from the File menu helps you to create a new project. From here you can select the type of project you want to work with.
C/C++ developers are greeted with a useful set of features that focus on the model-based interface and help them to develop their own apps in a flexible manner, while the object-oriented programming model simplifies the utilization of Eclipse services.
The Run menu allows you to skip or remove all the inserted breakpoints, debug the configurations and make use of external tools (if presented). Additionally, you can install specific SDK elements in order to run applications developed in other programming languages than C and C++.
When you right-click on your current project, available in the left pane of the application, you can easily change the profile, debug the selected package as a C/C++ application, remove warnings and build the proper configurations.
To conclude, Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers provides a steady and reliable IDE alongside the proper options and useful features for developing interesting programs.