1UP AND RUNNING

. . . with such violence I fell to the ground that I found myself stunned, and in a hole nine fathoms under the grass. . . . Looking down, I observed that I had on a pair of boots with exceptionally sturdy straps. Grasping them firmly, I pulled (repeatedly) with all my might.—Rudolph Raspe, The Singular Adventures of Baron Munchausen

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In this chapter, you’ll begin by setting up a C++ development environment, which is the collection of tools that enables you to develop C++ software. You’ll use the development environment to compile your first C++ console application, a program that you can run from the command line. Then you’ll learn ...

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