For my computer graphics course, I have to submit all my projects using C++, compiled using g++ and a Makefile.
If you don’t know what a Makefile is, it’s basically a list of steps/depencies to get to the final product. For example, to end up with DogSimulator.exe, you will need to run g++ on DogSimulator.o and Dog.o (compiled objects). And the prerequisites to DogSimulator.o and Dog.o are DogSimulator.cpp and Dog.cpp respectively.
It’s not too hard in the terminal, because once you have all your files in the terminal, you just type “make” and the magic ensues. But I’m a snob for my Visual Studio IDE, so I am going to set it up there. Haha.