C software

This is a discussion on C software within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Hi everyone, I'm going to take C programming course next Spring. Does anyone know where to download the C programming ...

  1. #1
    Psi
    Psi is offline
    Registered User Psi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    3

    Question C software

    Hi everyone,
    I'm going to take C programming course next Spring. Does anyone know where to download the C programming software?

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    903
    There are many compilers available for free (and not for free). A compiler is a program the takes your code and transforms it into an executable. You may want to use an IDE (Integrated development environment) which makes your life much easier. The most common free IDEs that I know of are Dev-C++ (it works with C as well) and Code::Blocks. You can find Dev-C++ on bloodshed.net which is the official website of that IDE. Happy coding.

  3. #3
    Frequently Quite Prolix dwks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,048
    Dev-C++ download: http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

    Once you have a compiler installed, get a C book and maybe have a look at some online tutorials, such as http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html.
    dwk

    Seek and ye shall find. quaere et invenies.

    "Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it." -- Alan Perlis
    "Testing can only prove the presence of bugs, not their absence." -- Edsger Dijkstra
    "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." -- John Powell


    Other boards: DaniWeb, TPS
    Unofficial Wiki FAQ: cpwiki.sf.net

    My website: http://dwks.theprogrammingsite.com/
    Projects: codeform, xuni, atlantis, nort, etc.

  4. #4
    Registered User code2d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    87
    you can download microsoft "visual c++ 2005 express edition" for free.
    It is a 500mb download though.

  5. #5
    Frequently Quite Prolix dwks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,048
    Dev-C++ is apparently a 13.5 MB download. I use it myself -- it's good.

    This is all assuming you're using Windows (which is a reasonably reasonable assumption). If you're using Linux, you probably already have a compiler installed -- gcc. (It's a command-line compiler, though, so you'd probably want to get, if you don't already have, an IDE such as Kate or KDevelop for KDE.) For Mac OS X, install XCode from the system installation disk[s].
    dwk

    Seek and ye shall find. quaere et invenies.

    "Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it." -- Alan Perlis
    "Testing can only prove the presence of bugs, not their absence." -- Edsger Dijkstra
    "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." -- John Powell


    Other boards: DaniWeb, TPS
    Unofficial Wiki FAQ: cpwiki.sf.net

    My website: http://dwks.theprogrammingsite.com/
    Projects: codeform, xuni, atlantis, nort, etc.

  6. #6
    Psi
    Psi is offline
    Registered User Psi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    3

    Wink Thanks

    Thank you very much. Ya are so helpful. I might bother ya again when i start to master it.

  7. #7
    Math wizard
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    582
    Visual C++ 2005 Express is actually 95 MB or so for a download. For a 4 Mbps connection speed, expect about 3 to 5 minutes of downloading. If you install the Windows Platform SDK, then you add another 350 or so MB to the download (about 12 to 15 minutes), but that's only needed if you plan on making Windows applications. I use Visual C++ 2005 Express myself. It's rather tricky to get it to work for getting Windows applications to compile (as it doesn't by default), but it is possible. When you do download these, you'll download a download manager of a few kilobytes and when you go to install it, the program will download from the Microsoft website. This applies to the compiler and the Windows Platform SDK. Just thought I'd let ya know.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Software Design/Test - Redmond, WA
    By IRVolt in forum Projects and Job Recruitment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-11-2008, 11:26 AM
  2. Why C Matters
    By DavidP in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 01-16-2008, 09:09 AM
  3. Open Software License 3.0 Explained
    By laserlight in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-08-2008, 08:10 PM
  4. Adding trial period to software
    By BobS0327 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-03-2006, 02:13 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21