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Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
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Learn C Programming

By: Jeff Szuhay

Overview of this book

C is a powerful general-purpose programming language that is excellent for beginners to learn. This book will introduce you to computer programming and software development using C. If you're an experienced developer, this book will help you to become familiar with the C programming language. This C programming book takes you through basic programming concepts and shows you how to implement them in C. Throughout the book, you'll create and run programs that make use of one or more C concepts, such as program structure with functions, data types, and conditional statements. You'll also see how to use looping and iteration, arrays, pointers, and strings. As you make progress, you'll cover code documentation, testing and validation methods, basic input/output, and how to write complete programs in C. By the end of the book, you'll have developed basic programming skills in C, that you can apply to other programming languages and will develop a solid foundation for you to advance as a programmer.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: C Fundamentals
Section 2: Complex Data Types
Section 3: Memory Manipulation
Section 4: Input and Output
Section 5: Building Blocks for Larger Programs
Creating and Using Structures

When a number of values all pertain to a single thing, we can keep them organized with structures. A structure is a user-defined type. There may be multiple values in a structure and they may be of the same type or different types. A structure, then, is a collection of information representing a complex object.

With structures, not only can we represent complex objects more realistically, but we can also create functions that manipulate the structure in relevant ways. Just like data within a structure is grouped together in a meaningful manner, we can also group functions that manipulate the structure together in meaningful ways.

C is not an object-oriented programming (OOP) language. However, OOP has been a primary focus of programming languages and programming since the early 1990s. It is extremely likely that after you learn C, you will, at the very least, be exposed to object...