I am just trying to get back into writing a Fortran application for a customer, after one year.
so what do I need to buy and download to do some practical work, coding a science application ?
I still have the older compiler, but that uses the Visual Studio 2010 shell.
I would like to get something more up to date, if possible, and skip the unnecessary stuff.
Any suggestions ?
No, but if you install Visual Studio Community Edition, free for many users (see its license agreement), it includes one. Microsoft refuses to license the resource editor to others. Intel Fortran works fine with the Community Edition. Just make sure you choose a noon-default install of VS and select the C++ language option, as otherwise it is omitted.