Computer Science class (C++)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by svail11, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. svail11
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    macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2006
    I am meant to use Visual studio for my computer programing class, but it wont run on OS X. Is there a free application out there that i can use that will be basicly the same thing? and if so where can i get it.

  2. mufflon
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    macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2006
    xcode should do nicely for most programming sutff - bundled with the operative system - so go check out :)

    there's also codewarrior for mac clickety

    gl on your endevour
  3. gnasher729
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    macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    What about using the same development system that Apple uses to develop MacOS X and all the applications shipping with it? Go to, join ADC (Apple Developer Connection) for free, download XCode, start programming with C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby.
  4. superbovine
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    macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    you can write straight c++ code on anything. from vi, subethaedit, and xcode then just compile using g++. however, funcationality wise straight c++ has it difference between windows and os x. Probably the first thing your'll see if openning a file can act differently.

    What I am trying to say is, compile your homework on visual studio before you turn it in, and test it. if you have no coding experience, I would only code a visual studio machine, or you can dual to xp if you have the right mac. my guess is your instructor will probably want the nice visual studio project directory all zipped up too, to make it easier to grade which won't happen using xcode. Also, if you have to use specific windows library like windows.h your'll have to use windows anyway to complete your homework.
  5. MattDell
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    macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2006
    London, UK
    You're going to have to run Windows if you want Visual Studio functionality. I'm not sure of the caliber of programs you're developing, but coding it in XCode and compiling it in Visual Studio would NOT work for what I've been doing.

  6. Fairly
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    macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2006
    Cambridge UK
    And Objective-C.

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