Automated unit testing supports high quality of program code, even under inevitable change and refactoring. As a side effect, unit tested code often has a better structure. Java developers are used to unit testing because of JUnit and its tight integration into IDEs like Eclipse. C++ programmers lacked the tool support for easy-to-use unit testing, even though the language's complexity asks for it.
Refactoring and simplifying C++ code without tests is
very hard. No longer!
IFS created a simple to use CUTE (C++ Unit Testing Easier) and integrated it into Eclipse CDT similar to JUnit.
To get more detail: http://ifs.hsr.ch/1461
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