Q&A: CDT Day with Marc Khouzam

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:20

1. Can you tell us more about CDT day and CDT itself?

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The CDT (C/C++ Development Tooling) project is one of the pillars of the Eclipse ecosystem. It provides a fully open source commercial grade C/C++ IDE and is used by an incredible number of developers across the globe. It is the de facto standard for the large majority of chipmakers and RTOS vendors. It also serves as the foundation for other Eclipse projects such as Linux Tools and the Parallel Tools Project. Counting 17 currently active committers and more than 250 contributors with over 1500 contributions over the years, CDT continues to progress at a great pace.

The CDT Day provides a great lineup of presentations from people working directly on or on top of the CDT. The topics that will be presented are very varied and will give a feel of how rich the CDT project truly is. From porting the CDT for Arduino, to using CDT for IoT applications, the CDT Day will reflect the level of activity and innovation regularly found in this community. It will also help attendees remain up-to-date with the latest news on the project.

2. Why would an EclipseCon attendee be interested in CDT day?

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Having a CDT Theme day at EclipseCon will provide attendees with information on the latest work being done with CDT. The co-location of the talks will allow participants to be in contact with project committers and contributors and ask them questions or discuss topics of interest. The variety of presentations will allow attendees to get a sense of what can be achieved with the CDT and how it can be of value to them and their company.

3. Which sessions would be particularly relevant for EclipseCon attendees?

The different talks of the CDT Day have been carefully selected and it is hard to point to any one in particular. However, a couple of them connect CDT with currently hot technologies and should be fascinating:

And the remaining four presentations address more hot topics, from Parallel Tools and Tracing, to Code analysis and boosting CDT builds. Join us for a CDT Day that promises to be captivating.

4. Where can someone get more information about the CDT community?

To learn more about the CDT community, we encourage you to browse our different webpages:

We also have a forum that can prove useful for beginner questions: https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/f/80

The community interacts daily on our mailing list, with questions, comments, announcements and any topic related to the project: https://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/cdt-dev