C++ Installation and Setup
A computer and a compiler toolchain capable of compiling C++ code and building applications to execute on it are required to follow these lessons.
What is a Compiler?
Computers only understand one language, which is made up of sets of instructions made up of ones and zeros. Machine language is the right name for this computer language.
A single computer instruction might look like this:
0001 1000 1001 1010
As you might expect, programming a computer using only ones and zeros in machine language is time-consuming and error-prone. High-level languages have been developed to make programming easier. High-level programming also make it easier for programmers to look over and comprehend each other’s code.
This is where C++ – High Level programming language comes in handy.
Because a computer can only understand machine language and humans prefer to write in higher-level languages, higher-level languages must be rewritten (translated) at some point. Compilers, interpreters, and assemblers are special programmes that are built into various programming applications to accomplish this.
C++ is a compiled language, which means it is transformed into machine language that the system can understand directly, resulting in a very efficient programme. A development toolchain, consisting of a compiler and its linker, is required for this.
Download, Install and Setup C++ Development Environment
If you want to develop C++ applications, you’ll need the following two programmes installed on your computer.
This is where you’ll type your programme. Windows Notepad, OS Edit command, Brief, Epsilon, EMACS, and vim or vi are just a few examples of editors.
On different operating systems, the name and version of the text editor may differ. On Windows, for example, Notepad will be utilised, whereas vim or vi can be used on Windows, Linux, or UNIX.
The files you generate with your editor are known as source files, and they usually have the extensions.cpp,.cp, or.c in C++.
To get started with C++ programming, you’ll need a text editor.
This is a real C++ compiler that will turn your source code into a finished executable programme.
Code::Blocks (for Linux or Windows)
We recommend Code::Blocks if you are creating on Linux (or if you are writing on Windows but wish to design programmes that can be readily ported to Linux). Code::Blocks is a cross-platform, free, open source IDE that runs on both Linux and Windows.
You can download Code::Blocks here
Try C++ Programming with CodersEditor.com
If you dont want to install any softwares on your PC, you can try coderseditor.com on your browser and start learning C++ programming online.