This week's giveaways are in the MongoDB and Jobs Discussion forums. We're giving away four copies of Mongo DB Applied Patterns and 4 resume reviews from Five Year Itch and have the authors/reps on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Yes, you are right. I use a better notepad - TextPad. However, I am using a batch script (make.bat) that I wrote exclusively for practicing exercises. Unfortunately, it lacks the mechanism to stop upon compilation error. I just overlooked the error. I'll have to modify the script.