I have finished studying a little basic computer science architecture. I am now ready to start learning my first programing language. I have chosen C because it is one of the most important and most useful to know. I also heard that it is one of the best languages to learn as your first code language. I have found the worlds most popular book on how to program in C. Apparently it will work very well, and is fantastic for any skill level. Everything is good there. But there is one thing that confuses me greatly. Once I write up some code using the stuff I learn in this book, apparently in order for the computer to read it, it needs to be ran through a C compiler to make it executable. This is where everything gets fuzzy. I have the code, but I need to make it so the computer can read it and I can put it in a web page or Mac OS X app, or whatever it may be. I have learned that X Code can do these things. But, I am left unsure on how to do this. I have the entire Apple developer kit. I just don't know what to do upon opening the developer folder. I am unsure what is next. I have the C code, I just want to be able to make it so the computer can read it! I want to test my first basic C Code by just putting some test code onto my websites blog posts, and then removing it after I realize it works. So, basically I just want to take the C code I have, and make it so I can just use an HTML editor to put it on a website. But, this can't be done until the computer can read it, I am told. In summary, What exactly am I doing wrong and how do I do the things above?