Metrowerks Announces New Version of CodeWarrior Learning Edition for Novice
Multimedia Tutorial Makes It Easier Than Ever to Learn How to Program;
Company Also Announces New Programming Courses on CodeWarriorU.com
MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-January 9, 2000-Metrowerks today
announced a new version of its CodeWarrior(r) Learning Edition development
tool suite for students and novice programmers. In addition, the company
announced three new programming courses on its CodeWarriorU.com web site.
The new version of CodeWarrior Learning Edition includes a voice-guided
multimedia tutorial that walks the user through the CodeWarrior Integrated
Development Environment (IDE). The tools also come with a new user's guide
and online help files written with novice programmers in mind.
"The multimedia tutorial that ships with Version 2.0 of CodeWarrior
Learning Edition is a great way to become familiar with the CodeWarrior
IDE," said Bob LeVitus, syndicated newspaper technology columnist and
author of 36 computer books. "The combination of audio and graphics creates
an easy, approachable way for novice programmers to get started using
CodeWarrior tools. In a word, this tutorial rocks."
The tools also include a simple install process that allows novice
programmers to get up and running quickly, and a simple IDE that lets users
focus on writing code, rather than learning how to use the tools.
Customizable menu bars make it possible to drag elements on or off menu
bars and arrange the order of the elements to fit the users' needs.
Stated Bob Davis, a computer science teacher at Saint Francis High School
in Mountain View, Calif.: "I've used the Learning Edition of CodeWarrior in
my Beginning Programming and AP Computer Science courses. It is easy to
use, yet flexible enough to meet all of our needs."
"People just getting started in programming will find the new version of
CodeWarrior Learning Edition to be an easy and affordable way to learn how
to program," said Andy Mastronardi, senior director of academic marketing,
Metrowerks. "In addition, the new multimedia tutorial that ships with
Version 2.0 provides a refreshing way to learn the CodeWarrior IDE."
CodeWarrior Learning Edition supports C, C++ and Java and runs on Mac(r)OS
Metrowerks' line of CodeWarrior software development tools have been
selected by more than 1,100 top schools and universities in the United
States, Canada and Europe to teach their students how to write software
New Online Courses on CodeWarriorU.com
In addition to providing easy-to-use programming tools, Metrowerks also
offers free online courses in programming on CodeWarriorU.com
(www.CodeWarriorU.com.) Three new courses are open for registration this
"Introduction to PowerPlant" starts Jan. 12 and is designed to help Mac
developers get up to speed using PowerPlant to create Carbon applications
for Mac OS X, as well as for earlier versions of Mac OS. "Learn Programming
with C", which starts Feb. 16, teaches novices all the principles they need
to get started in the programming field. "Advanced Placement in Computer
Science, Course A, Part 1" is a prep course for the College Board's AP
Computer Science Section A exam that introduces students to several aspects
of information systems and computer programming. The course starts Feb. 15.
In addition, Metrowerks plans to deliver a Palm OS programming course in
the first quarter of this year. The course, "Palm OS Programming With
CodeWarrior," will provide instruction on writing C/C++ programs for the
Palm OS platform.
Pricing and Availability
CodeWarrior Learning Edition, Version 2.0 is priced at US$49 MSRP (U.S.
manufacturer suggested retail price), and will be available directly from
Metrowerks and DevDepot (http://www.devdepot.com/metrowerks).
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Metrowerks develops,
markets and supports CodeWarrior hardware and software development
solutions for a number of operating systems and the most popular
microprocessors. CodeWarrior allows programmers to build applications from
one unique integrated development environment (IDE). In September of 1999,
Metrowerks became an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola Inc.
For more information, please visit the Metrowerks web site at