Getting CodeBlocks to Work – An Update

Quite a while ago, at least in computer technology terms, I wrote the Getting CodeBlocks to Work post to make it easier for readers to obtain a good copy of CodeBlocks to use with C++ All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. It seems that some of the information I provided at that time has become outdated.

While the http://www.codeblocks.org/downloads/5 link still works fine, some of the other links may not. A reader recently pointed out that the automated installer location has changed. When you go to the original automated installer site, you now see a number of links, including one listed as Download mingw-get-inst-20111118.exe (591.9 kb ).

Clicking the new link will automatically start a download of the latest automated installer. When the download is complete, you can install your copy of CodeBlocks. Another link to the same download is http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/. The point is that there is a download that will work with your system, no matter what system you’re using.

If anyone encounters a problem with these latest downloads, please let me know at John@JohnMuellerBooks.com. I want to be certain that you have a great learning experience when working with my books.

 

Author: John

John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 99 books and over 600 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Web security book, discussions of how to manage big data using data science, a Windows command -line reference, and a book that shows how to build your own custom PC. His technical editing skills have helped over more than 67 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines such as Software Quality Connection, DevSource, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test and Performance, and Visual Basic Developer. Be sure to read John’s blog at http://blog.johnmuellerbooks.com/. When John isn’t working at the computer, you can find him outside in the garden, cutting wood, or generally enjoying nature. John also likes making wine and knitting. When not occupied with anything else, he makes glycerin soap and candles, which comes in handy for gift baskets. You can reach John on the Internet at John@JohnMuellerBooks.com. John is also setting up a website at http://www.johnmuellerbooks.com/. Feel free to take a look and make suggestions on how he can improve it.