File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes C / C++ and the fly likes Dev-C++ or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Languages » C / C++
Bookmark "Dev-C++ or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008" Watch "Dev-C++ or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008" New topic

Dev-C++ or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

daniel bailie

Joined: Oct 26, 2011
Posts: 4

Yo! all, I'm just started learning C++ from the book "C++ without fear" and the book gives you the option of using Dev-C++ of Microsoft visual C++.

atm i'm leaning towards Microsoft due to I've been using visual basic (6 and .net) for the last 3 or 4 years now and i know my way around visual studio.

but everything about C++ is new to me and i would like some advise before i start working through the book.

Wise men don't require assistance, Fools don't accept it. - someone(i forgot their name)
Ernest Friedman-Hill
author and iconoclast

Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

The problem with using MS C++ to learn is that it is, by admission, not very compliant with current standards. The g++ compiler you'd use with with Dev-C++ is much better in this regard.

[Jess in Action][AskingGoodQuestions]
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 20276

I prefer MinGW, or MinGW-w64 for 64-bit systems. It's command line though, so there may be a bit of a learning curve. But at least I can write Makefiles that would require minimal modification to work in Linux.

How To Ask Questions How To Answer Questions
daniel bailie

Joined: Oct 26, 2011
Posts: 4

thank you for your replies, i'm going to go with Dev-C++.
maybe i'll switch to ms once i know how to work with C++ bit more
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Dev-C++ or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
It's not a secret anymore!