I decided to take a peek at C++ and to see if I could learn that particular language. So, I'm armed with the Sams "Teach yourself C++" book by Jesse Liberty, and already have come across a stumbling block. The book states that in order to be able to run any C++ program, you need a compiler /linker / IDE dealie.
Well, I can understand how that works, what I don't understand is, where do I get these things from, and which one do I download? Are they available for free? I have a win98 system. I'm a newbie, although I know a little HTML (not the same thing, I know! *lol* ) and have dabbled with java and run some java programs using JDK from the DOS window, but other than that, I need non technobabble instructions, heh.