No, and with that I mean NO experience of C++, what tools will you need?

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    No, and with that I mean NO experience of C++, what tools will you need?

    I've already programmed HTML and JavaScript and for that you only need something as simple as notepad and a web browser if you want to edit the code and check the results.

    What tools will you need in order to program C++ and check the results?

    I've already read the FAQ but it seems like there's no topic in there which can answer my question.


    Zewu

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    You'll need a compiler to turn your programmer readable source code into a machine readable executable. There are free compilers and you can find them on http://www.google.com or you can go here and get a good quality borland IDE. The choice is up to you, but I would recommend borland at first to get started. And did i mention it's free

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    well....

    You'll need a c++ compiler, preferably Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0, because it is THE best compiler available. No contest. Then you might want a book, called Beginning Visual C++ 6, by Ivor Horton. That, also, is THE best book available. With those two things, you'll be set to go. By the way, Zewu, do you play Tribes 2? I thought I recognized your name from there. I go by -/exorcist/-.

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    Listen to me...

    My advice is much better than anyone could ever give. Go buy Microsoft Visual C++ and 'Beginning Visual C++ 6' by Ivor Horton. That's what you need. Do it now!

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    Re: well....

    Originally posted by Leeman_s
    You'll need a c++ compiler, preferably Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0, because it is THE best compiler available. No contest. Then you might want a book, called Beginning Visual C++ 6, by Ivor Horton. That, also, is THE best book available. With those two things, you'll be set to go. By the way, Zewu, do you play Tribes 2? I thought I recognized your name from there. I go by -/exorcist/-.
    No. Visual C++ 6.0 ISN'T the best. It's not ANSI compatible; it's slow; (in other words) it's Microsoft!

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    leeman S, your advice ISNT the best. go get DevC++ at www.bloodshed.net for a start, since its free. In MY opinion, MSVC++ is OK, but not great

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    in my experience MSVC is the best compiler, you'll often find that people will evade Microsoft products for the sake of doing so, even if they are superior, which is rare, but in this instance, true. MSVC is the easiest to use, which at this moment in time is probably all your concerned with, as for books id start with "An idiots guide to c++" which explains everything pretty well for a newbie.

    Of course advice is all relative.

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