Best IDE For C++ OpenGL?

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  • doctest

    The fastest feature-rich C++11/14/17/20 single-header testing framework

    I use doctest for unit testing.

  • MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

    Although my most recent projects are kinda special as I use entangled and Tup together and write most of my C++ in a literate programming style. I wrap the commands in a Makefile for convenience and have a setup where I run make watch and it opens a tmux session which has various splits showing entangled auto running, Tup auto building, mkdocs automatically building the documentation and unit tests automatically running. So I basically edit either the code or the markdown and save and all of these things immediately build and run. I have a separate male command (make build target=debug) to build the binary manually (since the auto building builds only the unit tests).

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

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