CLion is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C and C++ development. CLion was developed as an alternative to heavy-weight IDEs (such as Eclipse) for users who need a lightweight yet powerful IDE for their projects.

It has many features to provide support for software development projects, including:

  • support for the latest C++ standards
  • detection of common mistakes in code (for example, possible incompatibilities with the build process)
  • inspection of program code to detect bugs and performance problems
  • Code refactoring
  • It comes with an integrated debugger
  • Auto-generate constructors and destructors, getters and setters, and equality, relational, and stream output operators.