Code:Blocks is an open-source integrated development environment, designed for C++ since it gives useful and simple functionalities while working with this kind of language. This application detects the compilers of your system, so you can choose which is best for the task. It offers 20 compilers support, including those which are the most currently required.
The program is equipped with different templates that provide you with the necessary tools and utilities you need for working with OpenGL, Qt4 and DirectX, and also, it is possible to add plugins for a better development of your projects. Code:Blocks is designed to be widely customizable, and although it could be an advanced stuff for beginners, it provides users with tutorials to help you with its configuration.
The program is equipped with different templates that provide you with the necessary tools and utilities you need for working with OpenGL, Qt4 and DirectX, and also, it is possible to add plugins for a better development of your projects.
Being an open-source software makes Code:Blocks to have a complete technical support from the users who created it, one thing on its favor. If you have some problem while you install this program, you can obtain help from the official website, in which you will be able to find many forums and tutorials to assist you when you want.
How to use
Code:Blocks is based on a plugins system that you can configure with different options. The user can add functions like automatic code format or small games embedded in the environment for enhancing the available functionalities. The compilation process is very fast thanks to its high performance. Code:Blocks has taps, smart indentation, numbered lines, code completion, syntax coloring and more others.
After the download, you will be able to configure your development software with ease. At first, it will scan your PC searching a list of what compiler you should take for your task, and you will have to choose among selecting C+ or C++ programming language. It’s recommended to create an own folder for these kinds of files and your configuration will be ready. There are free manuals available to help you that you can download.
Code:Blocks 13.12 Features
Here you can find the unique features that this program includes:
- Open source software with a vast community of users with helping forums and technical support (tutorials)
- It supports C++ programming language
- It is based on a plugin system
- It supports multiple compilers such as: GCC, MSVC++, Digital Mars, Open Watcom, Borland C++5.5, etc.
- You can import Dev-C++ projects
- Customizable interface based on tabs
If you are interested in Code:Block and you want to know more information about this open source software, feel free to visit the developer’s website here http://www.codeblocks.org/
The minimum system requirements necessary to download and install this program are the following:
- Operating System: Windows XP
- Processor: Intel Pentium IV
- RAM Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 75 MB of free space available
The best open source free to use IDE for C++
By James Meyette
On Monday, August 4, 2014
Code::Blocks is an IDE that I use daily all of the features that it offers makes it the best C++ IDE available even better than the paid ones. When you start up on your first project (as well as every new project) you can choose from a number of different templates determined by what kind of program you are aiming to make, which will get you right into what you need to do rather than setting up the entire window structure and all that hoobla =)
Some of the features that it bolsters include but are not limited to:
support for over 20 compilers
Intuitive and easy to use Code Editor
Debugger with easy access
wxWidgets is used for the GUI designer or you can do it in a programmatic fashion
Easy user Migration from other IDE's
Custom build system which stores all of the information in XML project files
Autoversioning is also a feature that you can make use of
The software is convenient and easy to use with an intuitive user interface allowing you to get right in and get started on whatever project you need to work on.
In conclusion Code::Blocks is an amazing IDE that is free to use and it is great for all your C++ needs
- Clean, intuitive, easy to use user interface
- Autoversioning is included in the program
- I have not found a way to use SVN or Git directly integrated