Programming in C (and C++)

Lothar Braun mail at
Mon Sep 18 09:49:19 UTC 2006

On Monday 18 September 2006 11:12, Petar Milin wrote:
> Hi,
> I have no experience in programming in C under Linux. All I have been
> done is C in MS Windows, mainly using MS Visual C++. Nevertheless, I
> would like to try working under Linux, since MS Visual C++ is the last
> thing I am using Windows for (sic!).
> I have no GUI needs (for now), but simple console applications. What
> would you recommend for that need? I saw Eclipse (with C/C++ add-in) and
> Anjuta, but they seem complicate. Is there simpler way to make and run
> console applications? Could you recommend some Guide or Tutorial with
> step-by-step approach and lots of examples?

If you don't want to use a "complicated" IDE, you can use a simple editor 
(like kate) in combination with Makefiles. Writing Makefiles for small 
projects it quite easy. For a very small tutorial on how to write Makefiles, 
have a look at

If you need more information about Makefiles have a look at the make 
info-pages or ask google. There are more good tutorials on the net.

-- Lothar
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