Hello C++ developers, C++ students, and C++ educators. This week was another milestone for the C++ programming language with a free version of C++ Builder, C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition released on April 2023. If you are a start-up developer, student, hobbyist or just interested in learning to code then C++ Builder Community Edition may well be just the thing for you. Read the FAQ notes on the CE license and then simply fill out the form and download C++ Builder 11 CE.
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Where can I learn to program in C++ for free?
If you don’t know anything about C++ or the C++ Builder IDE, don’t worry, we have a lot of examples on LearnCPlusPlus.org website and they’re all completely free. Just visit this site and copy and paste any examples there into a new Console, VCL, or FMX project, depending on the post example. We keep adding more C and C++ posts with sample code. In today’s round-up of recent posts on LearnCPlusPlus.org, we have new C and C++ posts with very simple examples that can be used with,
- The free version of C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition
- or a professional C++ Builder
- or free BCC32C C++ Compiler and BCC32X C++ Compiler
- or the free Dev-C++
What is new in C++ Builder CE?
C++ Builder 11 CE which is the free Edition of C++ Builder has been recently released. Embarcadero has made available a Community Edition license for the most recent 11.3 release of Delphi and C++Builder. This is a free edition of either Delphi or C++Builder for students, hobbyists, and startups (as the license is revenue-limited).
What are the important features of C++ that can be used with C++ Builder CE?
C++ is a well-established programming language that is supported by a big community for many different computing hardware platforms. The language has a set of standards generally named after the approximate year the standard was adopted, such as C++98, C++11, C++14, C++17, and so on. Basically, these standards are an international agreement for C++ compiler technology. If you are using a feature from one of the standards, for example a lambda, and you have some problems, referring to the standard may be helpful in understanding the high-level technical details. In the first post, we explain what the C++ standards are, and where to find them. https://learncplusplus.org/where-to-find-the-c-standards-in-2023/
In C++, there are function macros for the fixed-width integer type that expands to an integer constant expression having the value specified by its argument. Their type is the promoted type of
std::int_least64_t and unsigned versions of these types respectively. In the next post, we explain these function macros for integer constants in Modern C++. https://learncplusplus.org/what-are-function-macros-for-integer-constants/
In another post, we describe the macros for fixed-width integer types in C++ that allow you to obtain minimum and maximum possible values. In that post, we explain these macros for integer constants in modern C++. https://learncplusplus.org/what-are-the-macros-for-the-integer-constants-in-modern-c/
In C++ programming, integer variables can be decimal (base
10), octal (base
8) or hexadecimal (base
16). In addition to
long int, and
long long int, there are fixed width integer types. Fixed-width integers are defined types with a fixed number of bits. We list them all in https://learncplusplus.org/what-are-fixed-width-integer-types-in-modern-c/
Did you know you can create iOS programs for free with the C++ Builder Community Edition?
iOS is amazing, and If you want to develop modern iOS apps in C++, you will benefit from investing a very small amount of time in becoming familiar with the functions, features and shortcuts of a professional C++ Builder. A small effort in programming pays dividends in productivity. In the last post, we explain basic of using C++ Builder to create an iOS app as a guide for beginners. https://learncplusplus.org/how-to-run-a-c-or-c-program-on-ios/
Learn C++ Builder CE with C++ examples
LearnCPlusPlus.org has been producing daily articles for more than 2 years at the time of writing and is packed full of educational posts about C and C++. Here are our post picks for today.
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What might be next for C++ Builder?
According to David’s post, C++ Builder is aiming to include some amazing features; CLANG v15, support for C++20 and a lot of C++23 features, Win64 primary OS, new code completion, Visual Assist C++ navigation and refactoring, and lots more.
Note also that a month ago, Embarcadero also announced the release of RAD Studio 11 Alexandria Release 3, also known as RAD Studio 11.3, along with Delphi 11.3 and C++Builder 11.3. This release is focused on quality and improvements, building on the great new features in RAD Studio 11 Alexandria three previous releases.
C++ Builder is the easiest and fastest C and C++ IDE for building simple or professional applications on the Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files, and LSP support for code. RAD Studio’s C++ Builder version comes with the award-winning VCL framework for high-performance native Windows apps and the powerful FireMonkey (FMX) framework for cross-platform UIs.
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