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CMake Cookbook

By : Radovan Bast, Roberto Di Remigio
Book Image

CMake Cookbook

By: Radovan Bast, Roberto Di Remigio

Overview of this book

CMake is cross-platform, open-source software for managing the build process in a portable fashion. This book features a collection of recipes and building blocks with tips and techniques for working with CMake, CTest, CPack, and CDash. CMake Cookbook includes real-world examples in the form of recipes that cover different ways to structure, configure, build, and test small- to large-scale code projects. You will learn to use CMake's command-line tools and master modern CMake practices for configuring, building, and testing binaries and libraries. With this book, you will be able to work with external libraries and structure your own projects in a modular and reusable way. You will be well-equipped to generate native build scripts for Linux, MacOS, and Windows, simplify and refactor projects using CMake, and port projects to CMake.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Docker image

You will likely find that the easiest approach to testing the book's recipes in a software environment (which contains all of the dependencies preinstalled) is to use a Docker image that we have set up, based on Ubuntu 18.04. You can install Docker on your favorite operating system, following the official documentation at

Once Docker is installed, you can run our image and test the recipes with the full software environment in place, as follows:

$ docker run -it devcafe/cmake-cookbook_ubuntu-18.04
$ git clone
$ cd cmake-cookbook
$ pipenv install --three
$ pipenv run python testing/ 'chapter-*/recipe-*'