I have been using Dev-C++ for the last few weeks. I'm an outright outsider to this programming world. The good things about Dev-C++ are it's free and light - doesn't require much space and resources. There is also a portable version of Dev-C++ available, though I haven't used it. Now I have noticed the stable release of the Dev is from 2005. It means it's almost more than six years old.
I have also downloaded and installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition. Actually I haven't used it so far. But the bad thing about it when compared to Dev-C++ is that it require much space and resources. Don't want to use it.
Is there some free compiler software of Dev-C++ kind which is light and is still in active development? Please inform me if there is one.
Thank you for your help and time.