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Code:Blocks 13.12

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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
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The best and easy way to developing all applications in both C and C++ languages by using Code: Blocks 13.12

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Thursday, August 20, 2015

To all people who are doing programming in both C and C++ languages and are looking for an application that will give you simple functionalities then look no further besides the Code Blocks. Since I stared using this application for my programming I can attest to the fact that I have been able to do it more easily and fast. This app comes with an open source IDE which helps me get any assistance for any problems experienced while doing my programming.

This app comes in handy to all users since it supports more than twenty compilers and even comes with a wide range of templates that are very useful while carrying out any kind of work. To ensure that all people are able to use this app well it comes with free tutorials to equip users with all relevant knowledge required to use it. The official site of this app is very useful while giving information on how to install the app.


  • - Offers wide range of technical support to beginners
  • - It supports a large number of compilers
  • - Ability to import projects in Dev- C++ projects


  • - Only compatible with devices running on the windows operating system
  • - Requires a lot of RAM memory to install
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • for programming designing editing creating expanding originating purifying stabilizing altering organizing instructing helping narrating enjo

  • increase the knowledge of my mind and i listen its so good this is best programming software i need help if someone have tell me please thanks

  • i want to prepare my self for exam of my course (programing fundamental) its good to use because we had been practiced it in 1st semister thanks you

  • for programming purpose...i want to design software and want to be a good developer ...plz provide mecodeblocks so that ii can wonk on it eas

  • I am a Second year fourth semester student of BSc CSIT. I am will be using this program for my study and also i want to try new IDE besides TurboC++.

What similar programs have you used?
  • i didnt use another programs beacause i see that code blocks is my best program used it for many thing it is good to help us in many function and processes

  • i am using phyton sience a long days ago. Now i want to use codes blocks for my improvement . actually its a very critical question i think.

  • i have used microsoft visual studio 2013 for many years ago to program in c and c++ because it is very very pworfull integrated development enveronement

  • none,i have never used such a program its my fast time we were tought about it in class on thursday and now i want to tray using my laptop. Thank you

  • Dev C++ Visual Studio Community and etc but nonetheless it's of no use I don't think these will be helpful as an IDE because their setting up is tedious

What do you like most about this program?
  • Compiler works great; IDE a very helpful tool for beginners. Also, the easy navigation and identified tab make learning C fun. Robust functi

  • anything,fast and communticated nice and comfortable whenever i want to become a programmer and my instructer guide me to this product that can convert my idea into real technology thanks so much for such a magnificent program

  • Code block is one of the easiest software to practice programming PC.It is very convenient to learn C+ and C++ for juvenile learners accordingly.

  • simple preview,easy control,smart looking,perfect design,easy ways,good quality,less bugs,popular using,small size,very quickly and fantastic

  • this software give an amazing challenge that needed to troubleshoot many kind of coding and effort to detect mistake yet it really give satisfy


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

System Requirements

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