Hello everyone this is my first post on these boards hopefully many more to follow. I have never programmed before I've always wanted to and now I plan on learning. I went to the public library and picked up a book called C++ Programming "for the absolute beginner". Well in the book they reference code warrior a bunch. I couldn't find a free version of the program so I'm going to need another compiler. So my question is whats the best C++ compiler? And what else do I need?
keep hereing directX references to SDK and to be honest I don't know what the hell SDK is, I supose I'll drop by the microsoft site and read up. Anyways thanks for your time.
Info: I want to learn to write so I can program complex multiplayer games, and clients for the games.