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  • K 11:17 PM on March 24, 2008 Permalink

    Use the World Class IDE and Compiler for C++ for Free 

    I know you have been using around 20 years old Borland Turbo C++ IDE for quiet a lot of time now. The one with blue screen and big characters that runs on DOS environment. Its editor is sometimes a pain in the neck and it doesn’t run on Vista. Well let’s get back to the present. Who needs to use Turbo C++ (Ver 3.0) when a world class IDE like Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition is available for free. Its one of the best IDEs I have ever worked on, fully loaded with features you would expect from a future generation development environment and the best part is that it’s free. The thing I liked most is its debugger, the most efficient one that I have ever seen. You have 3 options to use VC++ Express Edition:

    1. Install the specific product from the Visual Studio Express family using Web Install from Microsoft’s website (for C++ choose Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition). This will save you both time and bandwidth if you want to work only with a specific product.

    2. You can download the full DVD image containing all products from Visual Studio Express family. There is additional benefit of having Visual Basic and Visual C# if you know how to code on them. It’s a 894.65 MB (that’s 938,108,928 bytes exactly) download and took me 18 hours 44 minutes and 22 seconds to download it using GetRight, a download manager. But it is worth the wait and will download in about 8 hours if you have a consistent broadband connection (at least 256 kbps). Please use a download manager such as GetRight to download big files so that you don’t have to face problems of broken downloads due to connection or power failure. Follow the instructions:

    1. Download the Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition All-in-One DVD image from Microsoft’s website.
    2. Read the instructions to install Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition offline from http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/offline.aspx

    3. Buy this month’s (April 2008) copy of Digit : You Technology Navigator magazine (MRP: Rs. 125) http://www.thinkdigit.com and you will get the full Visual Studio Express package on its DVD for free.

    There are some other benefits associated with using Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition, such as, if you want to get in to game designing, you can download the DarkGDK for free from The Game Creators Website which you can use with your VC++ EE installation to create great games. There are a lot of beginner’s tutorials on the net to get you started with game development using DarkGDK. Follow the link to the Game Creators from the Blogroll section on the right to visit their site and explore the wonderful world of game development.

    NOTE: You cannot directly use the code, you used in Turbo C++ to code in Visual C++ as TC++ is a very old compiler and things (the way we code in C++) have changed a lot in these 20 years. You can yourself dig for these out on Google and MSDN forums. As for here I will soon publish a list of variations from TC++ to VC++ here. Do let me know through your comments if you face any problems.


    Note: This is an archived (and edited) post from my first blog http://kartik.blog.co.in

    • varun 8:21 PM on August 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      yaar when will u drop the tutorials of cn c++???????????

    • Kartik 4:38 AM on August 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Varun, You will receive them as soon as possible. But be sure to look for them on http://www.techglider.com as that’s where I reside now on the net and this blog is being discontinued.

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    • Kartik 1:59 PM on January 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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  • K 8:55 PM on March 12, 2008 Permalink

    Use Dictionary and Pronunciation Guide on your PC 

    This is for those of you interested in improving their English skills and find it cumbersome to searching for meanings of words by turning over the pages of dictionary. If you work on your PC most of the time, then you can utilize it to improve on your vocabulary and pronunciation skills:

    • If you have a net connection and are online most of the time, then the best option is to use Google as a dictionary tool:
      • Use define: followed by the desired word in the Google search box

    For example: define: apple

    • If you remain offline most of the time, use a free dictionary software such as WordWeb (my personal favorite).
      • It is really a good dictionary software which offers synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation guide along with usual meanings and allows you to hear the word as it sounds (using the Windows inbuilt speech software).
      • It also provides alternative online search using Wikipedia, Wiktionary, etc.
      • It can be invoked just by holding down Ctrl and clicking on any word with right mouse button.
        • Download it for free from its website. And install it on any PC running Windows OS.

    Please, tell me if you like the software or you improved your English skills using the same.


    Note: This is an archived (and edited) post from my first blog http://kartik.blog.co.in

    • Padmini 5:52 AM on March 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      that is a good info….thank u

    • Kartik 3:37 PM on March 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for commenting. Keep visiting and you will keep getting good info.

    • Priyanshu Mani 12:04 PM on March 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Its not that you are not a good writer. The way the second article is written is quite impressiveI would advise you to start a help box where you solve the problems regarding computers.(spelling of satisfaction is wrong in 2 post)

    • Kartik 1:21 PM on March 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Priyanshu, but next time please comment for a specific article on its own comments section.

    • Kartik Singhal 2:35 AM on October 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      For GNU/Linux environment, I find StarDict the most impressive dictionary software.

  • K 12:23 AM on March 11, 2008 Permalink

    My First Post and Myself Poured Out for the Day 

    Well, just letting this start off. My desire to have a blog is pushing me to start it now; just in the middle of my XII Class Boards Examinations. Just had my English paper today; went bad somehow. May be I was just thinking of myself as a great writer who can never fail. But all just went bad and I don’t know. I completed all the stuff that was asked in the paper but don’t know why I didn’t get the feeling of satisfaction after the examination was over. I have to agree I didn’t prepare that well for the exam. Being so lazy, just started studying a day before and you can imagine 22 chapters to be done in a day and a sleepless night!! Well the day was one with many shocks for me. Not just a bad English paper, I am feeling like I am all alone in the world with no one to share my sentiments with. I have nearly lost all what I had today, what I had deposited in this long time.

    Note: This is an archived (and edited) post from my first blog http://kartik.blog.co.in

    • Varun Biala 7:39 PM on March 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      English is not a subject to worry about, it all depends on the teacher, who is checking your paper. Just pray that you get a good teacher to check your paper, and if god wish you will get good scores in English.

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