I'm a (very) experienced Windows programmer, and I'm trying to learn my way around Linux. I have Ubuntu 5.0.0-27-generic installed in a partition that I can dual boot with Win10. I've been trying to install an IDE, and so far I've tried eclipse and netbeans. I can install both of them, but they each refuse to do much of anything. Specifically, I can't persuade either of them to build a C++ version of hello-world, and I don't even understand the error messages I'm getting. When I google the messages, I get advice to install this or that, but like as not this or that is broken, or not supported any longer, or incompatible with something else.
Is it too much to ask that popular packages like netbeans and eclipse come with installers that will install all needed dependencies, or at least ask where you've installed various things? Is there (at least) an online tutorial that's been recently tested against the current versions of everything it discusses so that a newbie like me can succeed by following directions?