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CLion is now available to download

JetBrains, the creators of many amazing tools for software developers released a new IDE called CLion.

CLion is a powerful IDE that can be used to develop C and C++ applications on Linux, OS X and Windows, enhancing your productivity with a smart editor, code quality assurance, automated refactorings, and deep integration with CMake build system. Moreover, CLion provides support for JavaScript, XML, HTML and CSS.

The main features of CLion consist of:
CMake – a build system that is used as a project model, which takes the information about your project from CMake files. All the changes are handled automatically and can be configured in Preferences.

An editor and one-click navigation to help you code easily:

  • Smart auto completion filters the suggestions to match the left value type.
  • Multiple cursors handle several editing tasks at a time.
  • Code auto formatting takes care of the preferred coding style guidelines.
  • Keyboard shortcuts help you select, rearrange and comment your code quickly.

Parameter info feature – can be used if you are unsure which function to use. It consists of all possible function signatures and parameters.

Fast project navigation – a very helpful feature which is included, as well as search abilities.

Code analysis – allows you to simply do even far-reaching changes, like renaming a symbol.

Integrated debugger – used for in-depth look into the execution of the code, providing a built-in debugger, able to add watches, evaluate expressions, change values and many more.

CLion integrates with popular version control systems, including Subversion, Git, GitHub, Mercurial, CVS, Perforce, and TFS.

Paid commercial and personal licenses are available at If you are interested to try it out, there is a 30-day free trial version which you can download here.

If you are interested in learning more about CLion you can check out the guides and videos at