Hello, I am starting college on the 23rd and one of my first required classes is Intro to C Programming. I have never done any C Programming. I have done I think 1 or 2 small command-line based programs in C++. I have done an extensive amount of html and php. And I have done a large amount of Java Programming and am currently building Java Programs in an internship with a Low-Cost United States based Airline.
Since I'm starting C in a few weeks, I just got my book and I wanted to try to get a jump on the class and figure out some of the basics. I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions for a good IDE for a C Programming Beginner. My preference is something that is not difficult to use and provides some help, but doesnt do the work for me. For those who are familiar with Java Programming, I use JCreator as my IDE because it doesnt do any of the work for me and I get more out of it when I have to do it myself. For my C IDE, I would prefer if it had some sort of Interface Designer so I dont have to worry about hardcoding the Interfaces if I start to build some small applications. As I familiar myself with C, I will look more at hardcoding the Interfaces.
Any suggestions are appreciated.