Beginning Programming All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
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Programming requires special tools to convert your written program to the technical language that your computer understands. Depending on the programming language, you need either a compiler or an interpreter to operate the computer. These Web sites have the tools for common languages.

Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, Visual Web Developer tools ( (Windows only)

Turbo Delphi, Turbo C++, Turbo C# compilers ( (Windows only)

REALbasic ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

Runtime Revolution ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

Ruby ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

Java (, (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

Python ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

Perl ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

PHP ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

GNU Compiler Collection ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

Dev-C++ and Dev-Pascal ( (Windows only)

Free Pascal ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

NSBasic ( (Windows, Palm, Symbian OS)

SWI-Prolog ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

CLISP ( (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

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Wallace Wang is a bestselling author with more than 2.3 million For Dummies books in print. He wrote Beginning Programming For Dummies and moonlights as a stand-up comic.

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