Professional CMake: A Practical Guide 16th Edition

The 16th Edition of the book Professional CMake: A Practical Guide is now available (finally!). It has been updated for the CMake 3.27 release. There’s quite a bit of new material, but two main areas in particular are worth highlighting:

  • Two new chapters were added to cover static and dynamic code analysis. These explain how to use tools like clang-tidy, cppcheck, cpplint and include-what-you-use, and also how to set up and use sanitizers and code coverage.
  • The first five chapters of the book are now made available for free as a Getting Started guide. A new chapter was also added for this to cover the basics of testing and deployment.

More detailed release notes are available. As usual, the book is available exclusively from