Any professional software developer will tell you that it's hard to find an IDE that's feature-packed and at the same time light. But, that's what you get when using Code::Blocks. I've been using this IDE since I was in collage. And that's because it's got more to offer than meets the eye. Here are a few things I like about this software.
> It's lightweight. That means that I can use it on the weakest PC and it will still work perfectly. I don't have to worry about it draining my Laptop's resources when I use it.
> It's free and readily available. Since Code::Blocks is open source, you can download it for free from a number of websites including SourceForge, Filehippo, and Filehorse.
> It supports multiple programming languages. Code::Blocks is mainly used for C and C++ programming, however, it also supports other languages like Java, VBScript, Lisp, PHP, Objective C, Python, SQL, and so on.
> It has a very easy to use interface. Even novice programmers won't have a problem using this software for the first time.
> It can be used on multiple platforms and operating systems.
For one, Code::Blocks' autocomplete feature is a bit crappy and could use some improvements. Also, sometimes the compiler often acts up for no apparent reason or when you're running a heavy project.
If you're a developer who loves C++ programming as much as I do, then you should definitely try Code::Blocks. It's very easy to use; plus, it offers you everything you need for a healthy and productive coding environment.
Code::Blocks make software development easy and fast thanks to it's color-coded text highlighting that enables me to differentiate between different types of functions, codes, and text. Also, it is very lightweight, easy t use and free.