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Extreme C

By : Kamran Amini
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Book Image

Extreme C

5 (1)
By: Kamran Amini

Overview of this book

There’s a lot more to C than knowing the language syntax. The industry looks for developers with a rigorous, scientific understanding of the principles and practices. Extreme C will teach you to use C’s advanced low-level power to write effective, efficient systems. This intensive, practical guide will help you become an expert C programmer. Building on your existing C knowledge, you will master preprocessor directives, macros, conditional compilation, pointers, and much more. You will gain new insight into algorithm design, functions, and structures. You will discover how C helps you squeeze maximum performance out of critical, resource-constrained applications. C still plays a critical role in 21st-century programming, remaining the core language for precision engineering, aviations, space research, and more. This book shows how C works with Unix, how to implement OO principles in C, and fully covers multi-processing. In Extreme C, Amini encourages you to think, question, apply, and experiment for yourself. The book is essential for anybody who wants to take their C to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)

Build Systems

For us programmers, building a project and running its various components is the first step in developing a new feature or fixing a reported bug in a project. In fact, this is not limited to C or C++; almost any project with a component written in a compiled programming language, such as C, C++, Java, or Go, needs to be built first.

Therefore, being able to build a software project quickly and easily is a fundamental demand required by almost any party working in the software production pipeline, whether they be developers, testers, integrators, DevOps engineers, or even customer support.

More than that, when you join a team as a newbie, the first thing you do is to build the code base that you are going to work on. Considering all this, then, it's clear that addressing the ability to build a software project is justified, given its importance within the software development process.

Programmers need to build code bases frequently...