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good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:47 AM

Hello! I'm a sophomore computer science student. Last year we learned on Java, but this semester and next semester we are using C++. For Java I mostly used eclipse and got to like it quite a bit. What do you think is the best IDE for me to use for c++? Thanks!

(Expect me around the forms quite a bit this semester- I heard that my professor is pretty tough :) )

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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:48 AM

Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition.
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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:49 AM

http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/
Carry on using Eclipse, with the appropriate language element.
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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:52 AM

View PostSalem_c, on 22 August 2010 - 10:49 AM, said:

http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/
Carry on using Eclipse, with the appropriate language element.


Oh, perfect! Thanks! Love the eclipse.
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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:15 AM

I've been programming with C++ for a few years and i feel the best way to do it and learn it for a class is use a text editor and then use the g++ compiler if your using linux you can look at the manual for g++ and see what options for troubleshooting on their i feel that is the most accurate because sometimes an IDE doesnt read and error correctly from g++ or something
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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:20 AM

There are multiple IDEs for C++.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition - Lets you see what you are making visually, double click an item and code it.. it is NOT, however, REAL C++, it is .NET C++. (this->webBrowser->GoBack() is not real C++ code)

Bloodshed Dev C++ - My choice. Very simple, and easy to use. Powerful, yet simple. Open source GPL license. For windows, linux, and I think mac. REAL C++ code. You can choose your compiler from GCC, mingW, etc..

Eclipse - Never actually used. I have no personal thoughts on it, but I heard it is nice and simple.

Turbo C++ - Not free, but I've heard it is very good. Apparently, it is also Visual, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

CPPIDE - http://www.computers....com/CppIde.htm another C++ IDE

There are more, but those are most commonly used.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

I'd go with Visual C++ if i were you, you will thank yourself later.
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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:35 AM

I'd really prefer to use FOSS if possible. That was why I started with eclipse. But I'll see if I can get my hands on a copy of visual c++ just to try it out before classes start. Thanks for all of the advice guys!
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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:50 AM

View PostCodyD, on 22 August 2010 - 11:20 AM, said:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition - Lets you see what you are making visually, double click an item and code it.. it is NOT, however, REAL C++, it is .NET C++. (this->webBrowser->GoBack() is not real C++ code)

Patently false. You are not forced to use Managed C++/CLI under Visual Studio. If you know what you're doing (i.e., create the right project type), standard C++ (or Microsoft's mostly compliant implementation of it) is available.

View PostCodyD, on 22 August 2010 - 11:20 AM, said:

Bloodshed Dev C++ - My choice. Very simple, and easy to use. Powerful, yet simple. Open source GPL license. For windows, linux, and I think mac. REAL C++ code. You can choose your compiler from GCC, mingW, etc..

Old, buggy, no longer in development nor supported. Poor choice. If you MUST use Dev-C++, at least opt for wxDev-C++. which is currently being actively worked on.

View PostCodyD, on 22 August 2010 - 11:20 AM, said:

Turbo C++ - Not free, but I've heard it is very good. Apparently, it is also Visual, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

ANCIENT, non-standard, written for DOS. Do not use unless you're stuck running an 8086 with a CGA monitor.

View PostCodyD, on 22 August 2010 - 11:20 AM, said:


Never even heard of it.

Code::Blocks is open source, cross-platform and a decent choice.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:02 PM

Yeah I use code::blocks and its very good.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:46 PM

It all depends on what platform your on. If you in a Windows environment you can't really beat Visual Studio. If you in a Unix environment than eclipse or code blocks is probably your best choice
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:11 PM

I use code::blocks, it is just as simple as Dev c++ but it is more up to date. It also looks a little cleaner. I heard netbeans is an awesome IDE, can someone confirm? I think I might try it out. Also this QT IDE looks kinda cool, it has a built in drag and drop GUI editor in it.

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Re: good IDE for c++

Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:28 PM

netbeans is better for java than c++, it is however an awesome java IDE. i prefer code::blocks even on windows but there is almost no question that the MSVC++ debugger is better than Mgwin debugger.
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