Setting up C++ Development Environment
In this article, I am going to discuss Setting up C++ Development Environment for C++ Program Development, Compilation, and Run. Please read our previous article, where we give a detailed introduction to C++ Programming Language. If you have a working environment and if you have prior coding experience then you can skip this article. The topics discussed in this article are as follows.
- Compilers installations.
- Installing devc++ and eclipse IDE
Note: To write any code in any programming language we need a translator means compiler. In IDE compilers come with an inbuilt bundle but if you are new to C++, I recommend do not use c++ IDE as there you got less exposure to C++ syntax.
To install the C++ compiler, you need to download the compiler from www.mingw.org.
You can also download compilers by installing Cygwin. Cygwin gives Unix OS environment in the windows flavors operating system. https://www.cygwin.com/
Follow the instruction guide present on the website.
DevC++ is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Which has many advantages and shortcuts.
Step1: To install DevC++ IDE download it from this website. https://sourceforge.net/projects/orwelldevcpp/
Step2: click on the downloaded executable followed by agreeing to the license agreement. Thereafter you will be given an option to choose the bundles which you want to download I prefer you to download the default one.
Step3: choose the folder you want to install and click install.
Step4: After Successful installation click finish and launch the IDE.
In our upcoming articles, I am going to use devC++ IDE during that time I will explain the shortcuts available in the IDE and how to create a project and successful execution of the program.
In the next article, I am going to discuss the Basics of the C++ Program. Here, in this article, I discussed how to set up C++ Development Environment and IDE for C++ Program Development, Compilation and Run and I hope you enjoy this how to set up C++ Development Environment and IDE for C++ Program Development, Compilation and Run article.