I used to code in C++ (Borland Turbo C++ 3.0) till 2010. After that the world moved on to Windows 7, Vista, etc, where the TC 3.0 didn't really run, and I lost touch. Last week I participated in a coding contest using C++, and realized how outdated my knowledge on libraries and syntax have become! I am looking for suggestions on where to pick up and which software to install if I wish to get up-to-date with the latest standards and syntax in C++?

I currently use Windows 10 (open to operate in Linux)


Your question is more about getting familiar with new syntax and standards in c++.

With this in mind, you will need an IDE or editor that analyse your code and makes suggestions for better ways to program.

For this purpose, I’m a huge fan of Jetbrains products. Have a look at their CLion.

Visual Studio includes IntelliSense, which is very popular and might be a good option, too. Keep in mind though, that Visual Studio does things different than the standard sometimes.

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  • I have to agree, if you dopn't mind paying for it, nothing beats a JetBrains IDE (+1) – Mawg says reinstate Monica Apr 25 '19 at 12:05
  • Thanks! This makes sense. – Ramanuj Mitra Apr 25 '19 at 15:12

You could look at Cygwin, and also Google for the new Windows 10 Bash shell, which ought to also have the GCC and G++ compilers (something like pthis]( https://developerinsider.co/compile-cpp-program-with-gplusplus-compiler-on-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows-10/)). Don’t forget MinGW and Code::Blocks, either.

But the simplest way is to get the free MS Visual Studio or MS Visual Code.

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