I've come to cplusplus mostly because I'm in school for software developement, and I wanted to do a project on my own, so I installed the SDL API into Visual Studio C++ 2010 Express. I'm following the ever popular lazyfoo tutorial, and I had a few questions for you guys.
first off, should I stick with SDL 1.x? I just want to create a game so that I can prove to myself I may actually be able to program professionally. If I should bail what should I move onto? I have decent knowledge of C++ primarily.
Secondly, if I should stay with SDL, in IDEs, where does the executable grab files from?