Chapter 1 Installing the Required Bits and Pieces

In this chapter, you’ll learn about C and C++ IDEs and compilers, and I’ll walk you through the process of installing them on your favorite computer. Be warned, however, that the projects in chapters 3 and 4 will be running on a Raspberry Pi Zero, which is a Linux-based system.

If you already have a Pi Zero or another Linux machine, I recommend you set it up now. The basic programs that we’ll go through in chapters 1 and 2 will run on any system, but if you’re already familiar with Linux and the Pi, so much the better.

If you’d like to get started learning with Linux but don’t have a computer ...

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