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Joel on Software

Newbie

Hi,
I am a newbie who just want to play around and learn building some GUI windows applications in C++

I have done web programming (PHP) and learned a few tricks and concepts.

But I am not sure which IDE I should buy.

I downloaded a trial version of C++ builder (Enterprise)
and liked that,

But I can't find any trial version of Visual C++ Standard Edition on the Microsoft site, Just seen som screen shots.

Does anyone have any suggestion for which to go for.

Both C++ Builder Personal and Visual C++ Standard have
almost the same prices in my country, but if some of you would like to share some experiences with these programs I would appricate it.

regards,
T

t
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Borland C++ builder is truly awful. Riddled with bugs and bizarre totally non-standard behaviour, largely due to the fact that it's a pretty thin C++ veneer over a Delphi environment. It might work for trivial projects, but for anything of any size at all, run away. Run far, far away.

Andrew Lighten
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Ok, thats it, I made up my mind ;-)
I ll try out visual c++ standard.

T

t
Friday, February 13, 2004

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