If your course uses one of the Visual Studio software packages, Microsoft provides these powerful programs at no charge! Microsoft does require that you register the software within a few weeks of initial install, and that registration does require an email address (though you can create a temporary address just for this purchase).
Our course installation instructions contain detailed, step-by-step registration instructions. Please refer to the latest versions of these instructions for details. You will find these instructions in PDF form within the course material. After you log into your course, one or more early chapter activities will involve the software installation. You can click on the Activity Starter Files link within that chapter to download the instructions.
If your course uses the open source (free) Eclipse software, the download is free and no registration is required!
If your course uses the free Komodo Edit software, the download is free and no registration is required!