U++ is a C++ cross-platform rapid application development framework focused on programmers productivity. It includes a set of libraries (SQL, GUI, etc..), and an integrated development environment.
Rapid development is achieved by the smart and aggressive use of C++ rather than through fancy code generators. In this respect, U++ competes with popular scripting languages while preserving C/C++ runtime characteristics.
The U++ integrated development environment, TheIDE, introduces modular concepts to C++ programming. It features BLITZ-build technology to speedup C++ rebuilds up to 4 times, Visual designers for U++ libraries, Topic++ system for documenting code and creating rich text resources for applications (like help and code documentation) and Assist++ - a powerful C++ code analyzer that provides features like code completion, navigation and transformation.
TheIDE can work with GCC, MinGW and Visual C++ 9.0 as contained in free Windows Vista SDK and contains a full featured debugger. TheIDE can also be used to develop non-U++ applications.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New "Rainbow" technology decouples the U++ GUI from the host platform.
· It is now possible to develop a new GUI implementation without changing the core U++ files.
· The "Framebuffer" package uses Rainbow to implement a GUI for a trivial RGBA framebuffer (with keyboard and mouse inputs).
· The command line utility "umk" (a GUI independent U++ package builder) has been added.
· The docking package was adopted to the main source tree.
· There are many other changes in TheIDE and libraries.