There was a time when you had to take up a 2 year programming course in the community college to learn the basics of C programming. But those days are gone a long time ago when there were only a few C compilers, computers were only available in the big university laboratories and we had to depend on heavy programming books. On top of them we had to schedule practice time on the computers because other students also wanted to use them.
Now-a-days things are very easy. There are so many C compilers available from the internet, most popular of them being GCC. We can even get a ton of free C programming e-books from Amazon Kindle. All that is left is to practice C coding on our computers. But Virtual-C IDE makes learning to program with C even easier.
Virtual-C IDE comes with everything you would need to learn C. It has an IDE that allows you to write the code, compile, link and debug your programs. It also comes with a small C compiler of its own. The compiler is designed to show the basics of the C programming to a beginner.
The Virtual-C IDE has a small code editor window on the left side. It has color syntax highlighting features and allows us to change the font face and size. On the right-side we have overview of how the program is using the memory on the stack and heap. It displays how different variables are assigned the memory. These are great for seeing how the memory values and addresses change in the program.
On the lower-right side it displays the output of the program. When we write a program and run it, the output is displayed in this window. In addition, it also displays the errors encountered as well as the line numbers where it found those errors.
Virtual-C IDE is available for Windows, Linux and macOS. It uses ISO C11 and C18 standards for C coding which are both currently in use in various universities.
You can download Virtual-C IDE from https://sites.google.com/site/virtualcide/.