Dev-C++ beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

An integrated development environment for C++

  • Vote:
    6.5 (464)
  • Category:

    C/C++

  • Version:

    beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

  • Works under:

    Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free (gpl)

Bloodshed Dev C is a software that acts as a compiler for C++ programmers who value efficiency and speed more than anything else. Unlike other programming tools, Bloodshed Dev C takes away much of the coddling features of traditional compilers; it is meant to be used only by those with a thorough, working understanding of C++ and compiling software. Bloodshed is full featured, but also barebones – what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in efficiency.

It allows the user to easily organize different classes and methods into an easy to read directory from which everything can be quickly accessed. This makes grouping specific files an easy process, and encourages the speed the tool was designed for.

Bloodshed also includes a debugger to help programmers figure out exactly where the problems in their programs are occurring, as well as what steps they need to take to fix them. Some of the features include a class browser, tool manage, printer support, CVS support, support of GCC-based compilers, and more.

Bloodshed Dev C runs on Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, and Vista. Its developers are working on bringing it to more modern platforms, but that is still in the works. While it lacks the popularity of environments built for beginners, it appeals mainly to the hardcore, professional C++ group. With that said, some ambitious programmers may enjoy the challenge of working with such a barebones environment, as it really forces them to get an understanding of the programming language before embarking on their own with it.

Pros:

  • Bloodshed Dev C is free.
  • Built for professionals.
  • Small file size (only 8.9 megabytes.)

Cons:

  • Not suitable for beginner usage.
  • Doesn't work on Windows 7 and above or Mac OS.

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