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C++ All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by John Paul Mueller, Jeff Cogswell

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Chapter 1

Configuring Your System

In This Chapter

arrow Getting your own copy of C++ 14

arrow Getting a copy of Code::Blocks

arrow Creating a Code::Blocks work environment on your system

arrow Seeing how Code::Blocks helps you perform tasks

arrow Working with other IDEs

You may already have your shiny new copy of C++ installed on your machine. It’s possible to get C++ by itself or as part of an IDE. Just how you work with C++ depends on your needs, but if you already have a copy and you’re happy with it, then you don’t need this chapter — just treat yourself to another cup of coffee and move on to the next chapter, secure in the knowledge that you’ve already completed a whole chapter of this book with very little effort whatsoever. Before you can do anything interesting at all with C++, you need a copy of it installed on your system. Of course, this means going online, finding the location of the software that’s appropriate for your platform, and then downloading it as necessary. If you use an Integrated Development ...

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